Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site, and you should know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted herein.
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Friday, March 22, 2013
Who is worse? Rep. Carlos Trujillo or Rep. George Moraitis.
Trulilo says if you vote
against the parent tricker, err trigger bill you don’t want to have parents at
the (education) table. The problem is with this is parent have overwhelmingly
come out against the parent trigger bill. Read that again, overwhelmingly
against. Trujillo like most republicans is all about school choice as long as
they or their friends can make a profit off it or if parents choose the option
they are ramming down their throats.
Moraitis on the other
hand wants public school districts to give their assets to for profit
corporations. Oh and maintain them too. Home rule and the public’s property
will be damned if he gets his way. He
tries to give himself cover by saying, “There are lots of other things in here
intended to encourage innovation,” Moraitis told the House Education Committee
Friday, noting that proposal would also allow high-performing charters to
expand. But the truth is he wants to dismantle public education and I wouldn’t
be surprised if he eventually hopes to make a buck off it too.
Sure there are some great charter schools but unless there is a
heroic effort they aren’t over coming poverty and they aren’t doing any better
than public schools and when it comes to charter schools friends make no
mistake there is a rush to make a buck not a rush to improve children’s lives.