– Glen Brown, responding to my post, Thank you Dan Montgomery, Robin Steans and Ken Swanson.
I remember attending a Naperville School Board meeting in April of 2011. Robin Steans presented, and IEA Jim Reed sat quietly acquiescent. I wrote about it:
We have to be careful about hidden agendas and assumptions contained in ideological prejudices. We must examine faulty cause-and-effect reasoning commonly used to castigate teachers for students’ failure. We must reflect on how we come to know matters of fact, how we understand causality, and how we distinguish our empirical beliefs from wishful thinking and the untested panaceas presented by those who have not taught to comprehend the differences between public education and private-sector corporations (or charter schools).
We must be careful of wealthy foundations that support the prevailing tsunami of educational reform. It is not honest “reform.” It is about profits and privatization of public schools. These…
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