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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Greene is a fox in the hen house, joins Jeb Bush's anti-public education club

 In case you were wondering why Greene had been such a disappointment, it turns out it is by design as she has joined Jeb Bush's Chiefs for Change, a group that pushes corporate reforms, i.e., high stakes testing, punish the teacher evaluations, and scabs as teachers, and privatization, the expansion of charter schools and vouchers. Friends, we have met the enemy, and it is Greene.

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund, i.e., a way station for Teach for America alumni, congratulated her on joining the Cheifs for Change, just proving a tiger can't change its stripes, once for privatization, always for privatization. 

From in the Public Interest,

Emails between the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), founded and chaired by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and state education officials, show that the foundation is writing state education laws and regulations in ways that could benefit its corporate funders. The emails, obtained through public records requests, reveal that the organization, sometimes working through its Chiefs For Change affiliate, wrote and edited laws, regulations, and executive orders, often in ways that improved profit opportunities for the organization’s financial backers.

“Testing companies and for-profit online schools see education as big business,” said In the Public Interest Executive Director Donald Cohen. “For-profit companies are hiding behind FEE and other business lobby organizations they fund to write laws and promote policies that enrich the companies.”

The emails conclusively reveal that FEE staff acted to promote their corporate funders’ priorities and demonstrate the dangerous role that corporate money plays in shaping our education policy. Correspondence in Florida, New Mexico, Maine, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Louisiana paint a graphic picture of corporate money distorting democracy.

Hmm, let me ask you how Florida's laws have treated teachers and public education? If you answered not that great, I agree, and here is Greene going well; that's the group for me. 

Cheif's for Change gets a lot of their funding from Bill Gates, who has behaved more like Frankenstein tinkering with education, one failed idea after another than somebody who cares and knows what they are doing. 

Common core, high stakes evaluations,  and the list goes on and on.

I can't imagine anyone who cares about public education wanting to have anything to do with Cheif's for Change. They have been on the wrong side of every education issue and have actively worked to injure the profession, hamstring public education, and privatize whatever remains. Greene joining this group is a slap in the face to all the staff, parents, and schools in the district.

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  1. She belongs. Every time she has an opportunity to ease the testing pressure, she doubles down. If you think it's been bad to date, hold on to your hat and keep your ear to the ground.

  2. She's a social climber just like Vitti and we're just another rung on her ladder. And it doesn't matter how many students and teachers she has to step on to get there.