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  •  Two things (3+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, teacherken, Lujane

    that I find disturbing is the love of charters as a cure since the data show that charters do not do better than publics on the whole.  Of course there are examples where some charters do do better when compared the entirety of either group or both together.  There are examples of public schools that do this too.  Unfortunately, rather than take what makes those schools work we seem to be moving in some other direction.  

    The second thing I find disturbing but not surprising is that NY State's current commissioner (King) is the former managing director of Uncommon Schools.  

    Finally, (I know this makes three things.) the alacrity with which we are adopting the Common Core without having the needed support or information is not going to help schools or children at all and is not a good way of doing things in general.  For example, to use a business model as so many critics of public education do, this is like trying to roll out a new production line (The Common Core) after cutting staff (lay-offs) and resources (2% property tax cap). Remarkably good education policy as usual.  

    "Nothing is more real than nothing." Beckett

    by rx scabin on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 11:43:03 AM PDT

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