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True School Reform vs Corporate School Reform

True School Reform:

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  • Restores public trust to all levels of school district leadership, campus leadership, teachers and staff.
  • Increased transparency to school board of trustees and taxpayers concerning all matter relating to school district
  • Restores teaching to a highly-respected, highly-valued profession.  Teachers will be required to be fully certified (licensed) as mandated by the state.  They will be encouraged to use research-based, time- tested best practices.
  • Principals are accountable for maintaining a positive working environment for teachers and staff.
  • Children are regarded as living, growing human beings, not as a test score.  All children will have access to strong, neighborhood, truly public schools.

 

Corporate School Reform:

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  • Wal-Martization of public education.  Billionaires throw big money into public education and expect things to be done their way.  Since advent of charter/choice schools and high-stakes testing, access to a part of the $500 billion in public education funding has become big business for entrepreneurs, with little regard for long term educational outcomes of children.
  • City mayors with little to no educational background are given control of entire urban school systems.  Bill Gates prefers this.  Mayoral control has been disastrous in every other major American city attempted.
  • Inexperienced, unlicensed teachers are hired in inner-city schools.
  • Belief that computers, through “personalized learning” (big business for software companies and Microsoft) can serve as a teacher, mentor, role model for underprivileged, disadvantaged students.
  • Increased high-stakes standardized testing in public schools.  Teacher pay for performance, based largely on standardized test results, has been implemented in many major cities, with little to no gains in student achievement.   The greatest teachers are intrinsically motivated by progress and achievement of students, not money.

 

 

Corporate School Reform 101

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progressive.org
Funding “Education Reform”: The Big Three

parentsacrossamerica.org
How to tell if your school district is infected by the broad virus

prospect.org
No funds left behind

defendpubliceducation.net
Who is eli broad and why is he trying to destroy public education

thedailybeast.com
Hunger games comes to new york states public schools

epi.org
Rhetoric trumps reality

heartland.org
Gates and Pearson partner to reap tens of millions from common core

dianeravitch.net
The business plan to liquidate public education

thenation.com
9 Billionaires Are About to Remake New York’s Public Schools—Here’s Their Story

seattleducation2010.wordpress.com
Noam Chomsky on public school privatization in a nutshell

dallasnews.com
Why Miles market driven reforms won’t work

inthesetimes.com
The great Dallas plunder

disdblog.com
Race for the money

disdblog.com
Big alec and little alec together in Dallas

disdblog.com
Follow the money

disdblog.com
Providing a back door to common core – Morath’s home rule charter

schoolfinance101.wordpress.com
Five Steps to Cagebusting Relinquishment and the Suburban School District of the Future!

politicususa.com
Republicans Slash Public Education to Fund Tax Cuts For Millionaires and Corporations

washingtonpost.com
What are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet talking about?

salon.com
Education “reform’s” big lie: The real reason the right has declared war on our public schools

cloakinginequity.com
The Broad Foundation and Broadies: Kings of “Disruptive” and “Unreasonable” Trickle-Down Reform

danielskatz.net
Have we wasted over a decade?

huffingtonpost.com
Poor Children Are Just Nails to Pound

progressive.org
Watching Wisconsin Destroy Public Schools

progressive.org
How the Corporate Reform Education Industry Buys Elections

alecexposed.org
Privatizing Public Education, Higher Ed Policy, and Teachers

withabrooklynaccent.blogspot.com
Should Business Leaders Be Put in Charge of Education?

dianeravitch.net
Is There a Corporate Reform Movement

k12edtalk.com
Two Distressing Examples of Corporate Education Reform

thewarreportonpubliced.com
How did Anti-Public School Corporate Reformers become the Dominant Force in Education Reform?

thewarreportonpubliced.com
The Gorilla in the Room: Part 2 in the Series: How did Anti-Public School Corporate Reformers become the Dominant Force in Education Reform?

huffingtonpost.com
Poor Children Are Just Nails to Pound

 

 

Past Results of School Reform Movement (History Lessons)

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alternet.org
What We Can Learn From Dallas’ Fight Against School Privatization

washingtonpost.com
Study – school reform in 3 major cities brings few benefits, some harm

washingtonpost.com
The gap between school reform rhetoric and reality in 3 cities

washingtonpost.com
Why almost all reform efforts have failed

washingtonpost.com
Reform insanity in a single chart

realclearpolitics.com
Why school reform fails

epi.org
Rhetoric trumps reality

alternet.org
4 arguments scream save public education

inthesetimes.com
Teachers were never the problem

nepc.colorado.edu
Why school turnaround experiment is failing

dianeravitch.net
New Orleans recovery school district

newsweek.com
Best and worst cities for school reform

huffingtonpost.com
School reform

huffingtonpost.com
When reforming education means destroying communities

thenation.com
Our public education system needs transformation not reform

dianeravitch.net
The sad story of the nations first all charter district

dianeravitch.net
Kristen Buras: the truth about New Orleans

washingtonpost.com
Chris Christie’s bold plan to remake public schools is running into trouble

dianeravitch.net
One Newark

dianeravitch.net
Milwaukee

theamericanscholar.org
School Reform Fails the Test

educationalchemy.com
Make way, New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and Phillie!! Baltimore is gaining on you in the race to destroy public education!

salon.com
We must still hate our kids: Philadelphia and “education reformers” fight demented war on elementary schools

defendpubliceducation.net
Divide and Conquer: The Philadelphia Story

 

True School Reform Sites and Blogs

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dianeravitch.net

washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet

getschooled.blog.ajc.com

publicschoolshakedown.org

bigeducationape.blogspot.com

shankerinstitute.org

deutsch29.wordpress.com

cloakinginequity.com

badassteachers.blogspot.com

defendpubliceducation.net

changethestakes.wordpress.com

parentsacrossamerica.org

educationalchemy.com

curmudgucation.blogspot.com

vamboozled.com

saveourschoolsnj.org

jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com

alfiekohn.org

nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com

ny.chalkbeat.org

edushyster.com

seattleducation2010.wordpress.com

4lakidsnews.blogspot.com

schoolsmatter.info

schoolfinance101.wordpress.com

aera.net

norinrad10.wordpress.com
(DAD GONE WILD)

tn.chalkbeat.org

danielskatz.net

withabrooklynaccent.blogspot.com

educatingallourchildren.blogspot.com

networkforpubliceducation.org

nepc.colorado.edu

bobbraunsledger.com

janresseger.wordpress.com

nyceducator.com

thosewhoteach.wordpress.com