Thursday, April 17, 2014
The amazing hypocrisy of the ReDefined Ed blog/school choice advocates.
They really tie themselves into knots over there at the pro-privatization blog but today's piece was monumental.
Patrick Gibbons who often divorces himself from reality (teachers were never unfairly made scapegoats, school choice has always been about competition), complained that students in Wisconsin’s voucher system were being unfairly compared to the public school students. The long of the short of it is they surprise, surprise don’t perform as well.
He wrote: A phone call from redefinED to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction revealed that the state doesn’t track the average household income of voucher participants. Thus, there is no apples to apples comparison.
After spitting my milk out I shook my head in dismay. You see Gibbons and the rest of his ilk here in Florida scream from the roof tops that there doesn’t have to be an apples to apples comparison between the tests that voucher and public school kids take. They continuously scoff at the notion. In an amazing display of wanting to have his cake and eat it too, or what my grandmother called chutzpah, Mr. Gibbons says comparisons are only good when they favor us and are unnecessary when they don't.
Welcome to the school choice movement.