Foundation for Florida’s Future attack dog bares her teeth.

When looking at Kate Wallace’s resume two things really
stood out, first she worked for Wal-Mart which is known for its cheap products
and barely paying its employees and then she interned for Dick Cheney who is
known for, well all of you know what he is known for but what I couldn’t find
was any education experience, which means all she is, is part of the cadre of
Jeb Bush sycophants who have no idea what they are talking about.  
Wallace attacked local education activist Julie Delagal
and public education in a recent post in Context Florida and said some pretty
outrageous things while doing so.   Let me start with this, she wrote: I’ll never
comprehend why opponents of vouchers, charter schools, or public school choice
think it’s morally or ethically acceptable to pigeonhole poor children into one
traditional public school. And often it’s a school to which they never would
send their own children.
Um, Katie education reformers aren’t sending their kids to
charter schools or the type of private schools that get vouchers either.
Jonathan Hage the CEO of Charter schools USA sends his kid to an exclusive
private school and your svengali Jeb Bush was willing to pay nearly 4 times the
amount a voucher was worth to make sure his children didn’t go to the same type
of private school that voucher proponents are sentencing the poor kids you
claim to care about to go to.
She screams that Delagal and the public school supporters
are for the status quo, well I want to tell you she is all for funneling
children into substandard options which is what charter schools and private
schools as a group that take vouchers are. She says accountability for public
schools has been a godsend, while her side says ignore the man behind the
curtain when it comes to charters and vouchers fighting tooth and nail against
the most meager of accountability measures.  
Then for her to say Jeb Bush’s reforms have led to Florida’s
improvement and even I admit there has been some, though long time teachers and
many parents don’t think Florida was the wasteland that she describes, is
beyond the pale.  Other states have not
failed third graders, demonized teachers and tied peoples and schools futures
to standardized tests and seen improvement too.
At the end of the day she doesn’t care about Florida’s
children and she damn sure doesn’t care about its teachers as she says all
they are interested in doing is keeping their jobs because if she did she would
be fighting to improve the system instead of dismantling it and make no mistake
the complete privatization of our public school system is her and her employers
end game.
So Ms. Wallace take your thirty pieces of silver and try and
sleep at night because we all know what your rants are really about.

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