Thursday, May 12, 2016

Education Mirages and Presidential Politics—Hillary Clinton

Education Mirages and Presidential Politics—Hillary Clinton:

Education Mirages and Presidential Politics—Hillary Clinton

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Presidential politics and education—it’s like crawling through the desert. You see the same old landscape, and then, out in the distance you see real teacher support and quality schooling! And you hear “I will make public schools great again!”
We are bombarded with statements that sound supportive of public schools and teachers, parents, and students, but as one crawls closer to the mirage, we learn it isn’t always what one hears or sees.
The closer you get the more you realize—it’s an illusion.
In the next few posts I will be looking at the Presidential candidates and mirages.
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton gave a rousing speech for teachers where she praised public school teachers. She’s riled up about those who blame teachers for society’s problems.
But I think we should be asking her what she really means.
Standardized Tests
Hillary Clinton says she doesn’t like to see teachers blamed, but isn’t she a part of the old guard that brought about high-stakes standardized testing which has been used to blame teachers?
In all fairness, she supported lowering class size too. She cares about early childhood education, and I believe she is the only candidate who has mentioned autism. But I Education Mirages and Presidential Politics—Hillary Clinton:


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