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    Here in my town, we just consolidated our two school districts into one, with largely disastrous results so far, according to the teachers I know.

    Our new superintendent is a graduate of something called the Broad Academy, a private institution designed to take people from other walks of life (corporate America, typically) and turn them in to EDUCATORS. The academy preaches a reliance on testing, uncertainty caused by churning personnel, closure threats and so on...word on the street is that the Broad Academy itself seeks to place its graduates in school districts perceived to be weak, without a lot of local activism. And here in the Corridor of Shame, that's pretty much all of them, with a few exceptions. Our city district used to be one such exception, but the principal just retired, and none of the teachers I know are excited about teaching kids under the constant threat of relocation or firing.

    It's a national agenda, a national corporatist, fascist agenda seeking to remove one more public option while seeing to it that the private option, the one with the profit motive, is well provided for.

    There will be people in the streets before November, and certainly before January. There had better be, or this country is over.

    -5.38 -4.72 T. Atlas shrugged. Jesus wept.

    by trevzb on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 02:28:04 PM PDT

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