Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CURMUDGUCATION: Reformster Jason Botel Added To USED

CURMUDGUCATION: Reformster Jason Botel Added To USED:

Reformster Jason Botel Added To USED



.@JasonBotel coming on as senior White House adviser for edu. Will work with acting secretary to lead new ED team: http://politico.pro/2k0SaYT 
Jason Botel comes with the full reformy pedigree. He graduated from U of Penn in 1997 with a degree in English and went straight to work as a Teach for America recruit in Baltimore. He spent three whole years in the classroom, then went on to launch a Baltimore franchise of the KIPP school brand. He served as principal (on LinkedIN he calls it a "public school principal" job) while also serving as the KIPP Baltimore executive director.

In that capacity he went head-to-head with the teachers union, arguing that they shouldn't actually be paid for extra days and hours spent teaching. Presumably if you went to work for KIPP you just accepted that you would do more work for less pay than your professional peers in public schools.

From KIPP Botel moved on to become executive director of MarylandCAN, one of the network of fifty(ish) CANs that serve as lobbyists and financiers for the reformster movement, bolstered by all the big names like Gates and Walton. His job there was to be a soldier in the ongoing fight of CURMUDGUCATION: Reformster Jason Botel Added To USED:




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