It came to me as I was falling asleep! We’re in a “competition” between charters et al and “regular” urban public schools. Agreed. But the folks in charge of one side in this “competition” are in fact members of the other team–and take no responsibility for improving their team. We have mayors in charge (along with their selected underlings) who are championing the privatization of the public schools they are accountable on the grounds that those schools aren’t fixable. In some cases, after a decade or more of being “in charge” of our public schools, they accept no blame for the state of “their” schools–since they have already shifted their allegiance–but not resigned their control over the public’s schools.
I keep repeating myself because it seems so astounding. It’s as if Girardi had a contract with the Orioles but continued to lead the Yankees and no one thought it was unethical.
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