Wednesday, May 24, 2017

50CAN: Seeking More Local Investment to Advance Its Set Agenda | deutsch29

50CAN: Seeking More Local Investment to Advance Its Set Agenda | deutsch29:

50CAN: Seeking More Local Investment to Advance Its Set Agenda


50CAN is a corporate reform organization that wants to expand many facets of education reform including increasing the number of charter schools (as well as the money they receive); promote the grading of schools using test scores, and passing state-level legislation for “achievement school districts” (state-run districts).
50CAN has a web site that offers a lot of information on what it believes it has accomplished and what it hopes to accomplish. Of course, one must get past the ed reform fluff, such as that on the opening page:

Hi there! We’re 50CAN!

We’re a nonprofit network of local leaders advocating for a high-quality education for all kids, regardless of their address.
A slight shift from the usual, “regardless of their zip code.”
The mission statement page is also hazy, but it does begin with the “regardless of their address” slogan:

We are guided by four foundational beliefs that make up our vision for the road ahead.

We believe that growing the ranks of citizen-advocates will change the trajectory of children’s lives.
We believe in the power of evidence-based policy and the power of open advocacy.
We believe that nationwide change depends on a network of local advocates.
We believe that to improve education for all students, we need an unwavering commitment and a clear-eyed approach.
As for that “vision page” linked above, well, also nebulous feel-good (including 50CAN: Seeking More Local Investment to Advance Its Set Agenda | deutsch29:

Latest News and Comment from Education

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION
EduBloggers