Website for Rethinking Schools
Image of Michelle Rhee on the cover of Time in the year 2009. "Her weapon was a broom to sweep away all those lousy teachers and their unions." (3)
Obviously, we all connected to the Central Falls HS portion and how it IS the poorest community in our state and how LOW these students are.. I related Karp's comment to Kozol when he states, "(A)nd it's the kind of punitive test-driven policy that the Administration is proposing to impose on over 5000 schools in the nation's poorest communities." (5) Will the test results be any surprise when 65% of the learners are ELL? Honestly, who benefits here? Its wrong to use testing data when there are other factors that belong in the picture. It's not just the teachers. We are a part of it, but not the only ones accountable. Parents have to have a place in this equation also. Karp agrees with me that this is the key to improving a school. (7)
Karp also goes on to say a universal daycare/preschool system would benefit ALL to get the necessary start to an education. This definitely relates back to Kozol also.
I want to tell Bill Gates and his foundation to screw for proposing that class sizes should increase to say money, and to end paying teachers so that they can advance to higher degrees, close down schools, and have more virtual high schools or online classes. It is obvious that I am a "defender" of this "education reform(ation)" who "support(s) increased school funding, collective bargaining and control of school policy by educators."