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Books Cooked at DC Schools: Will Star Chancellor Answer?
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:23:16 PM »
Books Cooked at DC Schools: Will Star Chancellor Answer?
By Max Eden
January 30, 2018
Education reformers never stop talking about “accountability.” But will they actually practice it? Here’s a test: What will happen after the revelation that the recently reported graduation rate increase in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) was mostly fraudulent? If accountability means anything more these days than “improving” the numbers by hook or by crook, then DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson should be out of a job.
He’d been copied on an e-mail from a teacher telling him that administrators were instructing teachers to mischaracterize absences as medical related (and therefore excused). Wilson admitted he’d been aware of the complaints, but ignored them: “Our team, prioritizing impact, had not gotten to it.”
Last summer, Washington Post reporters discovered that the dramatic decrease in school suspension rates was also fake. Principals just took suspensions off the books. They’d tell the student to go home, circulate a do-not-admit list to teachers to keep the student out, but never tell the school district about it.
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Re: Books Cooked at DC Schools: Will Star Chancellor Answer?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 03:02:39 PM »
What these folks were doing is perfectly within the boundaries of (slack) ethical standards of the teachers' unions (NEA,  AFT, et al.), and the Democrat party--those in charge of most big city schools.  Their mission is to get as many like minded folks on the payroll,  qualified or not,  get them a sweetheart pay and benefits package,  and protect them in that ill-gotten position...'til they are able to retire at a young age and draw on their overly generous retirement bennies.

Of course they are opposed to any accountability of educational performance,  be it from standardized testing,  graduation rates,  and the like.  So,  cheating is acceptable in their minds.  Whatever it takes.   To hold themselves to a higher standard means they would have to hold the students to a higher standard and there's no way they will  ever do that,  even if were possible to do so with ill-qualified,  amoral teachers beholden to amoral administrators and amoral unions for their cushy posts. 

A quality education "for the children" ?  BWAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHA...........  ::laughonfloor::  Yeah,  right. ::)

That "meme" is only used by them as cover... to suck in all the lofos.   It falls way down on the list of "mission objectives",  if it's even on it at all. 

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Re: Books Cooked at DC Schools: Will Star Chancellor Answer?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 06:59:41 AM »
Looks like properly functioning progressive ideology doing what it does best to me.
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