Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The hubris of the state board of education
I was able to listen to part of the board’s meeting today and I have to tell you it left a bad taste in my mouth. Mainly because the board is populated by ideologues that have a tenuous relationship to education at best and in every instance they sided with businesses over parents’ teachers and students.
They ignored the head of the parent teacher association who represents 300,000 parents and teachers and voted to precede full speed ahead with common core which will take millions and millions out of our classrooms and they ignored district after district that voted against charter school applications and rubber stamped every single one of them. So much for local control right.
The grocer, citrus grower, TFA hobbyist and the rest of the gang are really wrecking our state.