Re: Jay Greene opines at WSJ
Here are some key lines:
“Florida State economist Tim Sass...”
“Stanford economist Caroline Hoxby...”
“Harvard economist Tom Kane...”
-Uh, I don’t see any educators that have done these “studies”. When I see “economist” it makes me think Business Roundtable. The author ignores other studies that show his comparisons to be wrong.
"a union-political-educational complex that is trying to halt progress and put the interests of adults above the interests of children."
-Halt “progress”? This statement is a flat out lie. Many charters are not there for the “interests of children”. They are there for profit, as a recent report just demonstrated. The “progress” being made is towards destroying public schools in any manner possible. And if kids have to be in a lottery system to get in the so-called ‘best’ schools, what kind of system is that? The poorest kids with the lowest chance of transportation and parent involvement will once again be left out, just like New Orleans.
“The highest quality studies have consistently shown that students learn more in charter schools.”
Not so. Monty sent a study a while ago showing performance was nearly the same if not better in public schools. (maybe somebody has that link?)
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Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:54:32 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [arn-l] Jay Greene opines at WSJ
and if we do not quickly get a strong, point by point rebuttal, out, this will be used to pound not only on teachers' unions, but on anyone opposing the rightwing agenda on privatization
Kenneth J. Bernstein
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