The amazing hypocrisy of the ReDefined Ed blog/school choice advocates.

They really tie themselves into knots over there at
the pro-privatization blog but today’s piece was monumental.
Patrick Gibbons who often divorces himself from
reality (teachers were never unfairly made scapegoats, school choice has always
been about competition), complained that students in Wisconsin’s voucher system
were being unfairly compared to the public school students. The long of the
short of it is they surprise, surprise don’t perform as well.
He wrote: A phone call from redefinED to the Wisconsin Department of
Public Instruction revealed that the state doesn’t track the average household
income of voucher participants. Thus, there is no apples to apples comparison.
After spitting
my milk out I shook my head in dismay. You see Gibbons and the rest of his ilk
here in Florida scream from the roof tops that there doesn’t have to be an
apples to apples comparison between the tests that voucher and public school
kids take. They continuously scoff at the notion. In an amazing display of
wanting to have his cake and eat it too, or what my grandmother called
chutzpah, Mr. Gibbons says comparisons are only good when they favor us and are
unnecessary when they don’t.
Welcome to
the school choice movement.

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