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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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
When defending senate bill 850 Patricia Levesque can’t help but attack teacher unions.
When defending senate bill 850Patricia
Levesque can’t help but attack teacher unions saying their lawsuit was a new
low for the Florida Education Association. The thing is there are lots of
people against voucher expansion. The Parent Teacher Association, people for
the separation of church and state, people who believe there should be
accountability for how public money is spent as well as numerous other
organizations. Have they reached a new low too?
Levesque also says it is all about the kids,
well friends if that was the truth she would call for the legislature to
properly fund education, to stop treating teachers like easily replaceable cogs
and for an end to high stakes standardized testing rather than throwing in with
a lot who lobbies for more public money but at the same time resists any and
every call for accountability.
Instead this is about privatization, and the two options
she wants to replace public schools with, charters which have seen over 260
open, take public money, close and leave communities in a lurch and private
schools that take vouchers sans practically any real accountability measures,
aren’t as good as the public schools we have now.