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your myopic obsession with rhee and charters borders on disturbing. apparently unless one of those two reform engines isnt doing the work it doesn’t count. bizarre.
Yeah Andy, posts relating to Rhee or the characterization of Rhee or DCPS reform or the charter school debate are not appropriate topics for an edublogger to comment on. Quit being myopic!
Sort of reminds me of when the democrats in the Senate caved on half of health care reform only to discover that, oops, the republicans weren’t ever going to vote for it anyway. Shocker.
There are many differences between the DC and Baltimore votes. The most important difference, which Andy fails to mention in his smarmy post, is that the teachers in DC knew, in intimate detail, the evaluation tool and value-added metric that was to be used to make promotion/compensation decisions and the Baltimore teachers were voting on a concept. I’d expect more insightful analysis from Eduwonk.
“I’d expect more insightful analysis from Eduwonk.”
Insightful folks could have clicked the link to Eduwonk’s last entry on the topic and found that his main point there was that “there are many differences between the DC and Baltimore votes”, and that the comparisons between DCPS and Baltimore were based more on talking points rather than the substance of the agreement, which was made abundantly clear when the contract was voted down.
Feel free to try again at that misplaced condescending attitude, however.
Here’s the word from a Baltimore City teacher, as I believe their views have not been expressed here or linked from eduwonk:
phillipmarlowe – Thanks so much for posting that piece. I wish more people actually asked those who voted against this, why? And then respected the responses given, and worked to address concerns. Alonso attempts (or at least claims) to–but then takes jabs in these types of posts. Because being nice is…bad? When did every nice person fail at improving schools?
Joe – I’m with you. DC teachers knew what they were getting into (and had been working without a contract for three years…and really–80% supported it? What was the turnout like at that vote?). Baltimore teachers did not.
Chris Smyr – Thinking myself a somewhat insightful person, I clicked on the link to the previous post on the issue. I personally did not feel that it adequately addressed the point Joe made.
How so? Joe’s entire comment was basically rewritten there.
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