The voice of corporate-style school reform
|Peter Cunningham (right) flack for corporate reformers like Arne Duncan & Eli Broad|
He accuses me of fighting "yesterday's battles". I'll cop to that, I suppose. Then claims that I'm an agent of the status quo. That's funny.
He's a teachers union basher and part of the "no excuses" crowd who claims we're just using issues of racism and poverty as excuses to keep from working hard on school reform.Forever fighting yesterday's battles @mikeklonsky. You want integration? improve schools. You want segregation? Keep protecting status quo.— Peter Cunningham (@PCunningham57) August 16, 2016
He even wrote a major piece on the topic, "Is School Integration Necessary?, published in U.S. News & World Report.@NickKilstein My point: some folks use poverty as an excuse to avoid hard work of improving schools. Some now using segregation.— Peter Cunningham (@PCunningham57) August 18, 2016
I maintain that concentrated poverty and racial segregation are at the very root of our country's school problems and that it's impossible to build "good schools", charter or public, apart from Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The voice of corporate-style school reform: