Nina Rees’ Airbrushed, Wall Street Journal Charter Sell
On May 01, 2016, the CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Nina Rees, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “The Union War on Charter-School Philanthropists.”
In order to read the piece, one must have a subscription to WSJ. However, Diane Ravitch has posted the piece in full.
Given that Rees’ piece appears in a publication named for “influential financial interests,” perhaps her opening statement is true of many WSJ readers:
If you heard that a group of philanthropists came together to donate millions of dollars to schools, you would probably consider it good news.
Anyone who has spent even five minutes on this blog would know that I would not consider the above to be “good news.” I am aware that millions donated “to schools” in this day and age likely means the corporate reform billionaire attempt to convert traditional public education into an under-regulated, market-driven model.
But Rees– whose job is to shift the stability of the community school into that which can only result in a flimsy, test-score-centered churn fest– thinks she has a fine Nina Rees’ Airbrushed, Wall Street Journal Charter Sell | deutsch29: