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Something Andrew will be proud of:
IPS voters would lose their say under Mind Trust reform propose
Reminds me of Richard Whitmire’s attack on the African American residents around Sousa Middle School in DCPS as being too ignorant to know the wonderful things Michelle Johnson was doing for them.
As for Andy’s involvement with Mind Trust and their “selection” by Superintendent Bennett, it doesn’t take long for incest to come to the high minded ones.
Barely anybody votes in school board races now, with unions selecting their management negotiating partner most of the time.
Putting the power into the mayor would heighten awareness, interest, and participation in education matters. And don’t even start on the politicizing schools, you clearly do that in every one of your comments.
It is good to see that Michael is looking out for everyone’s interests.
More positive takes on the MindTrust grab for IPS:
Indianapolis: The New Feeding Ground for Corporate Education Reformers
And more incest:
We know that the CEO of The New Teacher Project is on the board of directors for Mind Trust.
I think it’s a fairly safe assumption that when you refer to one leader of an organization sitting on the board of another (a very common practice, regardless of political preference) as incest, you’ve lost all credibility.
Just google “Randi Weingarten board member” and you will she that she is a board member of numerous organizations, both directly related to education and some with broader purposes. I, however, refuse to sink to your level and I will just call it what it is, which is like minded people working together to achieve a goal through the means they see as most viable.
It’s also funny that you reference tntp and, in the article you reference above, talk about students having a voice. I’m pretty sure they are ONE OF THE ONLY organizations willing to put students voice front and center by including it in their teacher evaluations.
Thank you for taking the time to spank someone who has lost all credibility.
As for TNTP being ONE OF THE ONLY organizations willing to put students voices FRONT and CENTER, don’t forget StudentsFirst
More on people who back one another.