Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Arne Duncan Designed Rahm Emanuel’s Latest Attack on Poor Students of Color | gadflyonthewallblog

Arne Duncan Designed Rahm Emanuel’s Latest Attack on Poor Students of Color | gadflyonthewallblog:

Arne Duncan Designed Rahm Emanuel’s Latest Attack on Poor Students of Color
Sometimes an idea is just too stupid to keep it all to yourself.
Ask Arne Duncan.
Sitting at his lonely desk as managing partner of the Emerson Collective, a limited liability corporation pushing school and immigration policy, he must have missed his days as President Barack Obama’s Education Secretary.
After all, he was the architect of Race to the Top, a federal policy that at best wasted billions of tax dollars without helping students learn – at worst it enriched private charter school operators, standardized test and publishing corporations and private prison operators without helping kids learn.
At the dawn of 2017 with Donald Trump just beginning to flush public education down the toilet in favor of school vouchers, Duncan took to the Internet wondering how he, too, could bring harm to inner city students.
On Jan. 11, he sent an email to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel with a suggestion that was pure Duncan – let’s help poor children of color by making it harder to graduate!
Chicago Public School students have suffered from decades of budget cuts, teacher layoffs and even the closure of 49 schools almost exclusively in poor, black or Latino neighborhoods. A former district CEO even plead guilty to a $23 million kickback scheme.


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