With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Friday, June 11, 2010

Daley's version of reform--teacherless summer school

Daley portrayed the online program as yet another example of his handpicked school team “thinking outside the box.”

Funneling millions of dollars, including nearly a million in federal stimulus dollars to virtual ed companies like Bill Bennett's K12 Inc, Chicago's mayor plans to get rid of summer school and replace it with virtual summer school.
It will allow the Chicago Public Schools to serve an unlimited number of students — some working from home, libraries or parent’s office — at a fraction of the cost. Instead of having live teachers in every classroom, students will take online courses taught by “certified instructors” and work at their own pace. (Sun-Times)
Imagine if they tried this in a district that wasn't 90% children of color.

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