Take action to support collaborative school reform!
In all the talk about reforming schools, most people never stop to question the fact that they don’t actually know what’s going on in all those allegedly dreadful schools being considered for different turnarounds. Fed up with the slander against my friends and former colleagues, I teamed up with a few to create a short video about what’s going right in this so-called “failing” school. I think it’s a shame to let their hard work go to waste…especially when the people proposing to waste it have no idea about what’s really going on inside the schools they run! Please watch the video, and then show your support for real school reform here. The Board votes on Thursday, so please sign now!
ETA: Regarding out-of-state signers: You are more than welcome to sign! For one, solidarity is important, especially given the national character of the reform agenda we’re resisting at this particular moment. More importantly, though, the bulk of the public money being used to fund this turnaround process is federal. That’s your money, friends, that was awarded for transformation but may now be spent on turnaround and “replacement” (a local term; the federal government refers to that as “closure”). You have the right to speak up about how you’d like your money to be spent.