"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lamar Alexander, Another Lame Duck

I don't know why we, over time, don't make every public school a charter school....You could not do it overnight, but you could do it over 20, 25 years." --Lamar Alexander, 2013
Even if the former "Education Governor" of Tennessee has not decided on whether or not to run again in 2020 when his current term in the U. S. Senate is up, the people of Tennessee have enough evidence to know if Alexander if fit for another term.  

His tyrannical control of the Senate committee considering Billionaire Betsy for Sec. of Ed., and his decision to turn off his phones to his constituents trying to make their voices heard, and his unwavering support for someone whose only education qualification is in killing public schools, has made him a pariah among public school advocates everywhere, especially in Nashville.

Perhaps Alexander's coming out of the Trumpeteer closet will cause some of the teachers who have been fed the Ravitch/Alexander propaganda on how great ESSA is will begin to have a second look at what amounts to a charter stimulus bill, minus federal oversight.  Lamar knows Betsy is the perfect Secretary to direct traffic in DC, as corporate trucks back up the Department of Education for their loads of tax money intended for education. 

3 comments:

  1. I was there when he got the NEA friend of education award and my stomach turned....
    http://ra.nea.org/2016/07/07/u-s-senators-lamar-alexander-patty-murray-earn-neas-highest-honor/

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  2. Anonymous5:13 PM

    The goal is a small class of literate landed gentry supported by masses of illiterate peasantry. We are about halfway there.

    Abigail Shure

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  3. Karen Bracken12:28 PM

    Lamar Alexander should have been taken out of office YEARS ago. But just like every other state they just keep pulling the lever for the same names over and over again. Then are surprised when they find out the guy they have trusted for many years is a progressive change agent who believes parents should not be in control of education. He believes parents have no clue and only the government knows what is best for our kids. He was almost beaten in 2014 and if not for his money he would never have beaten Joe Carr. Or could there have been other elements that jumped Alexander to win??

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