School Closures Remarks Put Clinton in a Bind

Excellent post by Anthony Cody: School Closures Remarks Put Clinton in a Bind

It appears the DNC nominee heir apparent has little idea about public education in spite of the NEA and AFT endorsements…what does that say about those organizations?

“There are few things more dear to corporate reformers than the idea that schools with low test scores should be closed. There are several reasons for this. On the ideological front, the possibility of closure (and the threat of displacement and unemployment for the teachers and administrators that work there) is seen as an essential element of accountability. One of the indictments “accountability hawks” level at public schools is that while failing businesses must go bankrupt and close their doors, “failing schools” can continue to function unless the rules force them to close. According to this way of thinking, people are not properly motivated without the threat of unemployment hanging over their heads.”



About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Independent consultant and junior college adjunct instructor. Former secondary math teacher who taught math intervention, algebra 1, geometry, accelerated algebra 2, precalculus, honors precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics. Prior to teaching, I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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3 Responses to School Closures Remarks Put Clinton in a Bind

  1. navigio says:

    The worst part about all of this is it makes clear she doesn’t know what an average is. Pretty sure it would be good if our president understood elementary math.


  2. Dave says:

    Randyized as usual.. Yo, Dave; they need a guy with military experience to run.


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