SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

Corporate "School Reform" comes to Sacramento Thursday

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits Sacramento this Thursday, September 3 to headline Kevin Johnson’s Education Summit.

Following last week’s release of Johnson’s white paper, which supposedly “aligns with Secretary of Education Duncan’s plan for national reform“, Duncan will be sharing his plan this Thursday at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria at 5:00 p.m.

Before attending this Thursday’s corporate love-fest, The Observer urges you to listen to Bruce Dixon’s commentary at The Black Agenda Report.

Excerpt:
Despite a decade of hard sell by right wing think tanks, foundations, and big media, the American people have not bought the corporate version of school reform. Most people just don’t believe public schools should be privatized or militarized, or operated by business people like businesses instead of by educators, parents and communities in the interests of children, parents and communities, like the best schools always have been run. And most educators doubt that high stakes testing improves educational outcomes in any meaningful way.

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Written by scusdobserver

August 31, 2009 at 9:59 pm

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