The Awkward Guilting By MA Charter Zealots
Richard Whitmire has been a mercenary scribe for the corporate education master class for a number of years. In 2011, Whitmire wrote a book-lengthpublic relations gloss celebrating the toxic Michelle Rhee and her corporate education exploits.
In 2012, he penned a swooning paean to Gaston Caperton, the College Board CEO with a $1.3 million salary, who was exiting the presidential suite in 2012 to make way for David Coleman of Common Core infamy, who had just been promoted for his fealty to the Gates education agenda.
In 2014, Whitmire wrote On the Rocketship. . ., a celebration of the computer-centric charter hell chain, Rocketship Charter Schools, which has one of worst academic performance records ever amassed, along with an impoverished clientele who are bug-eyed from spending half-days chained to a computer screen doing digital worksheets. It saves money.
And most recently in 2016, Whitmire published an ebook ($4.99) entitled The Founders, which is a soft-focus and soft-headed celebration of hard-fisted philanthrocapitalists like Reed Hastings and ballsy foul-mouthed profiteers like Steve Barr, who have made the "no excuses" charter industry into the dehumanizing metastasized corporate cancer that it is today, persistently eating away at the stressed Schools Matter: The Awkward Guilting By MA Charter Zealots: