Thursday, March 18, 2010

Responses to Arne Duncan's "Blueprint"

Code words
Sens. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) pressed Duncan on a
proposal for interventions such as replacing at least half the teachers in a
struggling school, or converting it to a charter school. The options, Enzi said,
"seem to be urban-centered [and] may not work in many areas of Wyoming."


"Urban-centered"? Does this mean mass teacher firings, school closings, and privatization are OK for them--you know who they are--but not for us? What's the difference between the negative impact of Duncan's "reform" on rural areas and its impact on "urban-centered" Central Falls?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, of course. Urban is code for black and brown. Duncan should call it a "black and brown print."


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