Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On education the Democratic Party abandons Peter Cunningham. I’ll take that as a win. | Fred Klonsky

On education the Democratic Party abandons Peter Cunningham. I’ll take that as a win. | Fred Klonsky:

On education the Democratic Party abandons Peter Cunningham. I’ll take that as a win.


Quick! Tell me who won last year’s Oscar for Best Picture.
That is nearly the value I place on Party platforms. After the convention, nobody remembers them. But if you’re going to get into the fight for the Democratic Party nomination, and the platform fight is part of that process, then be in for a dime – in for a dollar.
Former Arne Duncan Department of Education mouthpiece Peter Cunningham says the platform adopted (Get this: “behind closed doors”) “abandons Democratic Party core values” on education.
Well, it is about damn time.
Democrats are now against “high-stakes standardized tests that falsely and unfairly label students of color, students with disabilities, and English Language learners as failing.”
Peter hates that.
Democrats are also against “the use of standardized test scores as a basis for On education the Democratic Party abandons Peter Cunningham. I’ll take that as a win. | Fred Klonsky:


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