Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jersey Jazzman: Should Families Really Have to "Choose" Healthy Schools?

Jersey Jazzman: Should Families Really Have to "Choose" Healthy Schools?:

Should Families Really Have to "Choose" Healthy Schools?


Looks like it's going to be a big week for school "choice." The National Charter School Convention is in full swing (I've been following the hashtag #ncsc17, and a better "reform" cliche lexicon you will not find). The folks at CREDO released yet another charter school report that once again invalidly translates small effect sizes into "days of learning" in a vain effort to show charter schools are full of chartery awesomeness.

And the doyen of "choice," Eva Moskowitz, has apparently picked up the coveted Broad Prize for her work in expanding a network of charter schools with practices so "innovative," she wants to put them on a digital platforms and share them with the world.



If there was any justice in this world, that video would have been running in a loop behind Moskowitz as she accepted Eli Broad's dough...

As those of us who follow education policy and live in the greater-NYC area know, Moskowitz's Success Academy has benefitted enormously from philanthropic giving. $8.5 million from a hedge-funder in 2015. $9.3 million in one night later that year. $25 million from another in 2016. Plus another $10 million from some pikers...

This is all in addition to the monies SA gets from the government for the students it enrolls. Moskowitz's powerful friends have even made sure thatJersey Jazzman: Should Families Really Have to "Choose" Healthy Schools?:

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