Monday, August 08, 2011

SOS = Same Old Stuff

Here's Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency:


SOS = Same Old Stuff 

This weekend we'll be treated to the Save Our Schools rally in Washington, DC. Various individuals and groups are involved but we are told in bold face type: "We stand united by one belief – it's time for teachers and parents to organize and reclaim control of our schools."

Reclaim control from whom, exactly? The group's demands reference "an end to political and corporate control of curriculum, instruction and assessment decisions for teachers and administrators."

In support of this goal, the rally has called upon noted public school classroom teachers such as Matt Damon, Richard Dreyfuss, Jon Stewart, Tom Chapin, Diane Ravitch and Alfie Kohn, as well as the usual parent organizations, such as the Freedom Socialist Party, Radical Women and 56 labor unions.

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