The fact that these “pastors” mimic the secular policy debates about education governance and funding without bringing new light or a spirit of true inclusion to the strife reveals their effort to be another cynical ploy of clever campaign strategists rather than a truly faith-based movement.
Steven Wilson thought he was writing a strong defense of classical education for students who have been traditionally offered weak schooling. It didn’t go well.
Californian Dan Walters raises a good point about how the focus on holding charter schools accountable in his state have intensified recently even as the same fervor for accountability misses the entire K-12 education system. Walters writes in the Orange County Register “[e]ducational accountability is attracting a lot of political attention — or perhaps lip…
My friends at NOPE need to broaden their scope of fraud reveals.
In a time when too many families are redlined into carefully gerrymandered education deserts, those hope-killing places where middle-class “workers” drive in each day to collect paychecks from school systems only to leave miseducated, marginalized kids in their rear view mirrors as they leave at 4 pm, you choose to step away from school choice and reform.
No one should discount the possibility that a little black girl or boy might succeed in life without bathing in whiteness.
While I still feel the frustration with the glacier pace of change during your administration, I can appreciate the initiatives and structural changes you were making now in a way that didn’t make sense then. You needed support to fight the good fight, not a hasty exit to make room for killer milquetoast.
Dr. Howard Fuller has been on the vanguard of the fight for educational options, and today he has a message for education advocates: fight for your lives!
The longstanding arguments for charters could still be had in clean exchanges between judicious people – sans Ravitch – if we seek understanding and progress.
A fight at the ‘happiest place on Earth’ says a lot about our cultural failure. This is the best justification for ‘no excuses’ I’ve seen.