Thursday, June 29, 2017

Russ on Reading: School Choice Opponents and the Status Quo

Russ on Reading: School Choice Opponents and the Status Quo:

School Choice Opponents and the Status Quo


I was pleased when my recent post, School Choice: An Ugly Ideaattracted a Twitter response from choice advocate, Peter Cunningham. Cunningham is the executive director of Education Post and a former Assistant Secretary of Education under Arne Duncan. Education Post, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation, was started 3 years ago to encourage a "better conversation" about education. With that list of pro-choice contributors, readers can infer what that better conversation was all about.

Cunningham's job is basically to use all the resources at his well-funded disposal to "swarm" back at anti-choice bloggers like Diane Ravitch, Peter Greene, and, apparently, little old me, to sell the corporate education reform line.

In his critique of my post, Cunningham raised arguments that I hear over and over from reformers and choice advocates and that I would like to address.



Those of us who continue to point out that poverty is the real issue in education are accused of using poverty as an excuse to do nothing. Right up Russ on Reading: School Choice Opponents and the Status Quo:

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