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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:16 PM

DC Voucher Schools: No Accountability

How many more times do we need to hear variations on this story before Dem politicians admit that the testing mania has nothing to do with improve public schools and everything to do with an excuse to funnel our tax dollars into vouchers, for-profit charter schools, and union busting education management companies?

If politicians really thought repetitive testing helped, they would demand even more of it from their private sector pets not shield them from testing and accountability.

DC Voucher Schools: No Accountability

by dianerav

The Washington Post looked closely at the DC voucher program and found a shocking lack of oversight or accountability.

The reporters found that there was little or no oversight over curriculum, quality or standards, and parents got no information other than te schools' advertising.

"...Washington Post review found that hundreds of students use their voucher dollars to attend schools that are unaccredited or are in unconventional settings, such as a family-run K-12 school operating out of a storefront, a Nation of Islam school based in a converted Deanwood residence, and a school built around the philosophy of a Bulgarian psychotherapist."


Accountability, apparently, is only for public schools.

You can bet that the voucher schools won't be required to adopt the Common Core standards or to evaluate teachers by test scores. If these schools fail, they won't e forced to fire their staff or close or turn into a charter.

Double standards, anyone?

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yurbud Nov 2012 OP
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #1
Eddie Haskell Nov 2012 #2
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #3
VPStoltz Nov 2012 #4
yurbud Nov 2012 #5
Doctor_J Nov 2012 #6
yurbud Nov 2012 #7

Response to yurbud (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:42 PM

1. it's called a scam ..nt

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:04 PM

2. Bingo!

K&R

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:32 PM

3. Agree Completely

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:55 PM

4. Which is why we said NO! in WA State three times.

Gates and friends pumped tons of $ into this last campaign.

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Response to VPStoltz (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:13 PM

5. It might be time to start saying NO to buying microsoft products until he backs off.

and if you teach or have any input in what your schools or office buys, try to discourage purchasing that stuff.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:42 AM

6. Coming soon to your community

public schools will be gone by 2020

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:52 PM

7. do you have some inside scuttlebutt?

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