This is from a letter written by a Philadelphia parent regarding "Education Reform" in her community. Many of the issues she addresses are similar to Malloy and Pryor (ConnCAN, Leeds Global, GNESPA, ad nauseum) brand of reform.
Parent to schools chief: ‘You don’t understand schools’ - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post: "You’re not speaking to me with this brand of disaster capitalism that tries to shock a besieged public with unproven, untested, and drastic action couched as “solutions.” You’re not speaking to me when you invoke language like “achievement networks,” “portfolio management,” and “rightsizing” our schools — and say not a word about lower class sizes or increasing the presence of loving support personnel or enriching our curriculum.
You’re not speaking to me when you plan to close 25 percent of our schools before my son graduates high school. You’re not speaking to me when you equate closing down 64 schools — many of them community anchors — as “streamlining operations,” yet you’ll expand charter populations willy-nilly despite a national study showing two-thirds of Philly charters are no better or worse than District-managed schools."
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