Tonight we will hear about achievement gaps… People will pontificate “not enough is being done”. These poor children will suffer …(if we don’t make them suffer even more because that is what education reformers do)…..
Michelle Rhee promised great changes in Washington. We had to be tougher; we had to fire teachers who were not raising standards; and if we just physically smashed learning 24/7 into poor black’s and Hispanic’s heads, we could close the achievement gap…..and we had to pay the leaders exorbitant salaries. That is how you got talent in the door the was good enough to close the achievement gap.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I will beat them over the head with tests so hard they will shriek for mercy!
Did it work? It’s been 6 years. One would think it did, because here tonight, in Wilmington, we will have the exact same crowd (charter schools) stacking a meeting to turn public schools over to charters, saying the exact same things Michelle Rhee did years ago….
Question is… did it work?
As we can see, just as soon as the erasures stopped, the diversion from the goal began… The cheating scandal is responsible for the first two marks, showing too perfect alignment. The rest took place once Michelle left with her big erasure,
Wilmington must stand guard… Re-eating Michelle’s leftovers could give our city one major case of Dia Rhee A……..