Discussion in 'Politics' started by Banjo, Dec 27, 2017.
That's fake news
Charter school lobby out to undermine parents faith in public schools, it is just going to get worse and worse.
Probably will be headlines about public school death panels soon.
The organization that produced that report has a very diverse group of donors...
Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Chamberlin Family Foundation
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Charles Koch Foundation
Doris and Donald Fisher Fund
Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Finnegan Family Foundation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Hyde Family Foundations
J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation
James M. Cox Foundation
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Longfield Family Foundation
Louis Calder Foundation
Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
Rodel Foundation of Delaware
Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
Searle Freedom Trust
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation
Silicon Schools Fund
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Smith Richardson Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
William E. Simon Foundation
I asked my cousin's wife yesterday, she is a Louisiana high-school teacher. She laughed and said that many of the Cali schools would refuse to participate with them and likely were included but downgraded for not responding.
I found this which seems to say that they measure teacher training without reference to actual student results?
"Mercedes Schneider, a teacher and researcher with a Ph.D. in applied statistics and research methods, with a counselor education concentration, has investigated the NCTQ in a 17-part series on her blog, including a detailed review of the members of the NCTQ board. According to Schneider, there are "inextricable associations between NCTQ and the corporate reform agenda.""
Why is that necessarily bad?
Business leaders have complained for years about the quality of US education.
All developed countries have one thing in common, a competent state run educational system. Without this functioning well a social class system becomes the norm. The same as Colombia, Venezuela, South Africa, you name it. Tier two/three nations. With three tier citizens, no chance of moving from you social class.
The corporations want to get parents fearful that their kids will only get sub-standard education in a public school. This is propaganda to engineer doubt and undermine state run education for the profit of men like Betsy DeVos' brother who founded Blackwater.We know that private does not necessarily mean good, standards slip as evident with many 3rd level private universities.
Do you see why this could be a problem for society? You know, as a conservative.
California has some of the best public schools and probably some of the worst..In parts of Silicon Valley some of the white parents wont send their kids to public high school because they can't compete scholastically with the asian and Indian kids.
It's been a good year for for-profit education. I guess I'm supposed to believe there are no smear lobbying campaigns against their main competitors.
Why don't you cal Bill Gates and tell him that. I'm sure he doesn't have a clue.
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