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The Hype of Reform is Failing | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing

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The Hype of Reform is Failing



MIMG_0268ostly written by B Keller.
The current trend in education is not living up to its “hype”.
The rhetoric is powerful, and it sounds good, especially in sound bytes, but like the phone commercial says on television, “It makes sense if you don’t think about it.” Think about it. In New York City, the graduation rate is “higher than it’s ever been”, but the dropout rate for the first year in college at CUNY schools compared to the high school graduation rates are higher than they’ve ever been too. Advocates for the reform of public education, specifically in New York City with people like Joel Klein and Dennis Walcott, owe their foundations for success to the very system they claim is irreparably broken. That’s funny because it worked pretty damned well for them as students with LIFO, with tenure, with seniority, with appreciation for what experience can add to the educational arena, with no charter schools or up to eleven schools jammed into one building.
Look at the idea of charter schools. Ignore the fact that for one dollar they can “hijack” space in already space challenged venues, ignore the fact they can choose only the best and the brightest, ignore the fact that although they are public schools, they receive greater funding and have access to better The Hype of Reform is Failing | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:

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