Thursday, December 27, 2012
School Board member Jason Fischer says he won’t be swayed by data
In a I can’t make this stuff up moment, Jason Fisher in a Times union article on charter schools said: he wouldn’t make any conclusions based on the data. Fischer said because the data is aggregated it misses successes by charters like KIPP, Duval Charter School at Baymeadows and River City Science.
Data, facts, evidence why should he be swayed by these things after all fellow board member Ashley Smith-Juarez isn’t when it comes to smaller classes and neither is most of the education reform movement.
Nobody is saying there aren’t quality charter schools but what people who believe in things like facts, evidence and data are saying is why the rush to privatize lets slow down and make sure we get it right and our schools and reforms should be data driven.
Mr. Fischer will apparently go with his gut and data and our kids be damned.