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.

Charter Management Organizations Take Aim at Los Angeles Unified School District

The Green Dot Public Schools are backed by the West Coast’s most famous venture philanthropists, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and KB Homes/SunAmerica founder Eli Broad. Eli may be most famous for being the only man to start two Fortune 500 companies, but, more recently, Mr. Broad has come under fire for KB Homes’ dire financial situation and SunAmerica’s connections to AIG, which purchased Eli’s retirement giant for $18 billion in 2000. Gates, of course, is well known for ruthlessly dominating much of the computer industry, and the anti-trust lawsuits filed against his corporation are testament to the no-holds-barred mentality behind his business practices