Done Geatz, disingenuous about common core till the bitter end.

Just
so we are straight I don’t believe Common Core is a plot for a federal takeover
of schools, though it is pretty hard to ignore the federal government’s involvement.
 Through race to the top grants given to
desperately cash strapped districts at the height of the great recession, the
federal government was able to trade local control for a few nickels as
districts had to agree to up their standards and to what have become often
odious and destructive teacher evaluation systems.
No,
Common core is not a federal takeover of our schools, instead it is just the
continuation of another disastrous federal initiative that states and districts
felt they had to accept in order to keep afloat. Hmm, I may have to revisit my
initial assertion.
All
that being said I have a problem with Florida’s senate president Don Geatz
statements about common core not being a takeover of education.  
“You
can’t dip them in milk and hold them over a candle and see the United Nations
flag or Barack Obama’s face,” Gaetz said. “They’re not some federal conspiracy.”
Sure but at the same time he thinks
Obamacare is a federal takeover of health care and was instrumental in blocking
some 700 thousand Floridians from getting health care. Geatz who by the way made
his bones in for profit hospice care and sadly yes that does exist is the same
person who is for merit pay, which has no evidence that says it works, and for
charter schools, which has plenty of evidence that says they don’t and since
that is the case why should we listen to anything he has to say, even when like
a broke clock is occasionally right, he is right too.
Disingenuousness oozes from this guy.

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