“…as a reflection of how our society values education, the new SAT is another step toward the restructuring kindergarten through college into a 16-year unpaid internship program for Corporate America, which has never placed a high value on critical thinking and intellectual curiosity as workforce skills.”
“There are cities where there’s not going to be public education 10 years from now,” Ravitch warned.
What many people do not know is that the use of standardized tests has its origins in the Eugenics movement, where basic tenets assert that certain races are inferior to others biologically and intellectually.
The new code of conduct also puts more emphasis on less-punitive disciplinary actions like peace circles. The district wants to build on those efforts by partnering with nonprofits that can help students develop better social and emotional skills.
“Parents in our community are not looking for choice when that choice involves private companies that operate with next to no oversight from the Board of Education,” the alderman stressed. “What parents want is improvements in the neighborhood public schools.”
One man turned a small activist group into the nation’s biggest Hispanic charter school operator. And then the trouble started.
Padded Cells, Corruption, Lousy Instruction And Worse Results
Charter schools are sold as an answer. With awful discipline and shocking scandals, many really cause new problems