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Monday, June 5, 2023




Are you ready for a comedy of errors in the world of education? Buckle up, because we're about to take a deep dive into the absurd world of maga education reformers and their privatizing consulting firms. Get ready to laugh, cry, and scratch your head in confusion as we explore the plot to privatize public education.

Chapter 1: The Privatization Players

First up, let's meet the cast of characters in this wacky educational theater. Leading the charge are the Texas MAGA  education reformers, gov. Abbott, mike morath, mike miles, those folks who believe that schools should be run like businesses. Armed with buzzwords and PowerPoint presentations, they charge forward, oblivious to the realities of the classroom.

Enter Kitamba Consulting, the New York City-based firm tasked with spearheading district reforms in Houston Independent School District (HISD). With their promises of privatizing education, they swoop in like superheroes. But are they really here to save the day or just add to their own bottom line?

Chapter 2: The Privatizer Attack Dogs

No comedy is complete without some unexpected twists and turns. And who better to provide them than the renowned consulting firm attack dogs? These masters of corporate jargon join the fray, offering their expertise in cost-cutting, efficiency, and everything else that has nothing to do with actual teaching and learning.

But wait, there's more! HISD Superintendent Mike Miles, determined to be the star of the show, hires his own pack of Privatizer attack dogs. These fierce defenders of the reform agenda sink their teeth into anyone who dares question the privatization plot. With their polished suits and menacing growls, they intimidate dissenters into submission. Talk about an unconventional leadership strategy!

Chapter 3: A New York State of Mind

As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that this comedy is not just a local affair. The New York consulting firm, Kitamba, takes center stage, ready to dazzle HISD with their innovative ideas and strategies. But as they start to implement their reforms, it quickly becomes apparent that their ideas are as useful as a broken pencil sharpener.

The district's teachers scratch their heads in confusion as Kitamba presents plans that seem to have been designed by someone who has never set foot inside a classroom. In the spirit of humor, Kitamba proposes implementing robotic teachers, homework vending machines, and even a suggestion to replace recess with PowerPoint presentations. It's safe to say that laughter quickly turns into disbelief.

Chapter 4: The HISD Takeover

In a plot twist worthy of a Shakespearean comedy, the state swoops in and takes over HISD, citing poor performance and mismanagement. The privatization agenda is in full swing, leaving teachers and parents bewildered and frustrated. Amid the chaos, the comedy turns into tragedy, and the once-vibrant district becomes a pawn in the game of corporate interests.

Conclusion: The Joke's on Us

As we bid farewell to this absurd tale of corporate education reformers and their consulting firm cronies, we can't help but shake our heads in disbelief. The privatization of public education may be the punchline of this comedy, but the joke is ultimately on us—the students, the parents, and the dedicated educators who strive to make a difference in our schools.

Let this be a reminder that education is too important to be reduced to a profit-driven enterprise. It's time to refocus on what truly matters: supporting teachers, engaging students, and fostering a love for learning. After all, in the comedy of education, the real heroes are those who dedicate their lives to making a difference in the lives of others. So let's give them the support they deserve and keep the laughter alive!

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