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Classical propaganda John White.
The MO of the professional education reform class.
Michelle Rhee/Johnson uses it on a regular basis, after lying about her students’ test scores got her to where she is today (lying that NTNP’s Tim Daly tried to rationalise).
But it gets to the core of the matter.
“Education”, according to the professional education reform class, occurs only when the poor kids score well on a test.
Contrast with this from the NYT (and, not Michael Winerip):
From yesterday at the Supreme Court:
In discussion with Solicitor General Verrilli, Justice Alito (who certainly sees the law as unconstitutional) brought up the possibility of a similar situation in education.
“Let’s say Congress says this to the States: We have got great news for you; we know your expenditures on education are a huge financial burden, so we are going to take that completely off your shoulders; we are going to impose a special Federal education tax which will raise exactly the same amount of money as all of the States now spend on education; and then we are going to give you a grant that is equal to what you spent on education last year.
Now, this is a great offer and we think you will take it, but of course, if you take it, it’s going to have some conditions because we are going to set rules on teacher tenure, on collective bargaining, on curriculum, on textbooks, class size, school calendar and many other things. So take it or leave it.”
No recent mention of Parent Trigger in Eduwonk.
So, here’s the update:
Embattled school gets new improvement plan, position
It doesn’t say if the school will get the full-time librarian and the full-time counselor that the parents want. Maybe Parent Revolution will provide those two positions with their own money.
Maybe a fund could be set-up.