Private Foundations spend Billions to Gussy up the Model Home of Education: Locke High School As Sam Dillon writes at Larry Miller’s blog about Locke High School, now a wholly owned retail charter chain of Green Dot ‘public’ schools: “As recently as 2008, Locke High School here was one of the nation’s worst failing schools, and […]
Uncritically accepting that standardized tests have anything to do with learning and teaching is of course the underlying assumption behind the story about charter schools in the Los Angeles Times. Reporters, Landsberg, Smith and Blume accept the premise that students need high-stakes standardized testing one size fits all, in order to become an educated person in today’s society. Of course their definition of an ‘educated person’ is in keeping with calls to “compete with China” and beef up a failing capitalist system beholden to the trans-national corporations. But their bias doesn’t stop their.
It is clear from witnessing the California Assembly vote what the government role is not in ‘turning around’ schools; it is in ‘turning them over’ to profit driven economies, drawing a virtual chalk line on the public playground around the corpse of public schools.