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The school deform movement just will not go away

by Dan Burns on August 2, 2018 · 1 comment

school2A couple of items.
 

So evidence that charter schools have yielded academic gains in New Orleans or anywhere else are muddled at best. Nevertheless, establishment Democrats…argue charter school skeptics are the ones driven by ideology and twisting of facts.
 
There’s a reason for the desperate arguments promoted by…charter school proponents.
 
Just as the general public supports progressive proposals for universal health care and minimum wage, surveys find that Americans have increased confidence in public schools while support for charter schools has dropped by double digit percentages among Democrats and Republicans.
 
Now there’s some facts for you.
(Jeff Bryant/OurFuture.org)

There has never been more opposition to high stakes standardized testing.
 
Yet the corporate controlled media is pretending that the resistance is over.
 
Parents are refusing to let their kids take these tests at the same or even greater numbers than ever.
 
Fewer states require high stakes tests as graduation exams and/or use them to evaluate their teachers. Across the nation, states are cutting the size of standardized tests or eliminating them altogether. And more state legislatures passed laws explicitly allowing parents to opt their children out of the tests.
 
Yet Education Week published an article a few days ago called “Anti-Test Movement Slows to a Crawl.”
(gadflyonthewallblog)

Comment below fold.
 

Comments
 
From Mac Hall: ICYMI, The House voted on FY2019 budget providing $450 million for the Charter Schol Program … an increase of $50 million over last fiscal year.
 
So, don’t say Republicans won’t spend money on schools … well, at least Charter Schools.
 

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