Saturday, July 7, 2012

Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Media Needs to Get It Right (or at least be fair)

Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Media Needs to Get It Right (or at least be fair):


The Media Needs to Get It Right (or at least be fair)

Well, this is disturbing.

It appears that some of the media are going to subtly help the charter movement.  I thought it was a blip but it is happening more and more.

#1 Brian Rosenthal at the Times wrote this on July 2nd:
In the 41 states where they exist, charters have sometimes outperformed regular schools.

That's the entire sentence.  Now Mr. Rosenthal says he "struggled" with that sentence but he felt the inference was there that some didn't outperform schools.

Really?  When you stack the sentence with "41 states" and "outperformed", I think the inference is that they did 

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