As the test cheating scandals heat up around the country, media attention is now increasingly focused on the issue. Viewpoints vary–from the uninformed and superficial to those that offer a deeper scrutiny on the root causes of cheating. In other words, from the stupid to the sublime. Take your pick. We are compiling a running list on recent ErasureGate articles. Please feel free [...]
1) charter schools (which in NYC do not accept a fair share of ELLs)
2) high-stakes testing
3) an anti-immigrant Georgia state legislator
The response of StudentsFirst: It claimed the students are just pawns of the teachers’ union, obviously not intelligent enough to be part of a discussion of education issues that matter.
But note that all three points that the students made are correct.
Why does StudentsFirst think that students are too dumb to have valid views about their own education?”
Rhee will be on Kojo Nnamdi today (August 30) at noon to talk about why she’s at the RNC. Here’s the call in number: 1-800-433-8850
Leaked documents revealed today by The Daily Change appear to shed light on why Michelle Rhee could muster only a handful of people outside the Connecticut statehouse last March. Although Rhee cheered on Gov. Malloy’s education proposal, Malloy himself declined to participate, saying through a spokesperson that Rhee was too “divisive.” Malloy wasn’t the only who refused to participate. As noted at the time, the rally was very sparsely attended.
According to the document, StudentsFirst just couldn’t turn out a crowd despite shelling out $10,000 (costs included “300 sandwiches”) and partnering with the Connecticut Parents Union (CTPU), The documents show CTPU and StudentsFirst at odds over how much money StudentsFirst owed, with StudentsFirst lawyer Angelia Dickens attempting to bully the group into submission.
Read the full story here.
Politicker published a list of thirty-three New York City candidates who have pledged not to accept donations from StudentsFirst’s New York group.
These rejections follow the denouncements of StudentsFirst campaign spending by Democrats Tom Reynolds and Hakeem Jeffries.
The RomneyFirst report released yesterday by New Yorker for Great Public Schools, contains a few findings that are worth highlighting on their own.
You can read the entire report here.