Be Wary of Education Reform Promoters
Be wary of education reform promoters
We must be careful of the wealthy foundations that support the prevailing tsunami of educational reform. These corporate millionaires behind groups like Advance Illinois and Stand for Children will not and cannot be held accountable; they are not elected by anyone.
This is an irony since these groups believe that teachers should be held accountable for all the failures of their students. Implementing performance agreements, diminishing the power of unions, establishing merit pay, hiring and firing personnel according to private sectors' procedures do not address problems in education.
Consider, for instance, how a public school district would establish an assurance of administrative impartiality and competency before providing the requisite training for fair and equitable evaluative methods and due process.
Changes for educational reform must come from teachers, administrators and its local school board, and from students and their involved parents as …
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Publication information: Article title: Be Wary of Education Reform Promoters. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: April 16, 2011. Page number: 8. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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