Perhaps you’re still dazed by the sudden kerfluffle over Oklahoma’s standards. Or maybe you’re befuddled that lawmakers would think empowering districts to lower teacher pay or get rid of background checks is a good idea. It is even conceivable that you’re still wondering why someone would think it’s a good idea to give public money to students headed off to private schools.
If that’s the case, perhaps this article by Peter Greene, a veteran high school teacher and education writer in Pennsylvania, will help clear up for you what the end game is for education reformers.
After the Teachers Are Gone
Does it seem some days as if ed reform is intent on ending teaching as a profession? Well, some reformy folks are not only considering that possibility– they are positively counting on it and planning for it. Meet Knowledgeworks. I wrote about them a while back, and it wasn’t […]
Not sure you want to trust some guy from out-of-state? Consider the perspectives of our very own Sand Springs Assistant Superintendent Rob Miller, who discusses Greene’s comments in an article he has written about the teacher shortage Oklahoma is currently experiencing and how our state’s experiences reflect a national teacher shortage.
But we digress. Go read Peter Greene’s article, and then tell us what you think about the education reformers plans to “personalize education.”