Interesting Read: We’re onto the phony education reformers: Charter school charlatans and faux reformers take it on the chin

This is an article where the author explains his opinion about current educational policy reform initiatives. He is not a fan, as you would imagine. I really like his explanation on testing policy and think that section is especially worth a read. He focuses his charter critique on two fronts: Scandal and philosophy. My take, generally, on charter schools (I have said this before and will say it again) is that like any tool, they are appropriate to use when the circumstances call for them. Take a read and share your thoughts!

We’re onto the phony education reformers: Charter school charlatans and faux reformers take it on the chin

After years of attacks on teachers and public education, Americans are catching up to the real story in our schools

JEFF BRYANT

2015 will forever be remembered as the year the political establishment was shaken by the populist-driven presidential candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. But it should also be remembered as the year another established order was forever altered by change, dissent and revelations of its corruption.

For years, an out-of-touch establishment has dominated education policy too. A well-funded elite has labeled public education as generally a failed enterprise and insisted that only a regime of standardized testing and charter schools can make schools and educators more “accountable.” Politicians and pundits across the political spectrum have adopted this narrative of “reform” and now easily slip into the rhetoric that supports it without hesitation.

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