Tenure, merit pay, Washington D.C. and Forida

It’s all for the kids right? Sure, ask Jerry Lewis the next time you see him at the bank, if you do. The metaphor or analogy to capture this sad sack saga would be like beating up on parents so they could parent better. But the pundits, the right wing think tanks, the billionaires who fund the mess and the political finger-puppets that legislate it all into law have no interest in raising student achievement and don’t let them ever let you believe this. Just look at their motives, their record and those for whom they valet for.

Educating WaPo on LAPU, Open Letter with Resources for Jay Matthews

“Soviet style elections” — Ben Austin in response to parents and communities choosing community school plans over corporate charters. The Washington Post’s Jay Matthews is a education columnist, who with absolutely no sense of irony, maintains a blog entitled “Class Struggle.” I mention the irony since Matthews is a pro-charter-voucher corporatist, who has never seen […]

Steve Poizner, Gubernatorial candidate and charter school board member targets un-documented workers with racist speech at the conservative CPAC

Co-founder and long time California Charter School Association board member and gubernatorial candidate, Steve Poizner targets un-documented workers with racist speech at the conservative CPAC   Charter Schools, segregation and capitalism: they all go together   I have written a great deal about the debilitating and dis-associative effect of charter schools.   “Charter schools, as […]