Sunday, September 23, 2012

EduShyster: Stuff White People Like: Education Reform | Seattle Education

EduShyster: Stuff White People Like: Education Reform | Seattle Education:


EduShyster: Stuff White People Like: Education Reform


Here’s an excerpt.
One lesson made abundantly clear by the recent Chicago teachers’ strike was that our nation suffers from a dearth of African-American hedge fund managers and venture capitalists. What can we do about this shameful scourge? I have no idea, but what I do know is that the strike revealed a fascinating split along race and class lines over what white hedge fund managers like to call priming the edu-pump for future profits education reform.
The key take away: rich white people who send their kids to private schools were the only group to oppose the teachers’ strike. In other words, the very group whose children will likely grow up to become the next generation of achievement gap warriors.
Warning: I am about to use some polling data to back up my claims so those of you whose own educational 

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