The Florida department of education joins the corporate reform movement, works against public schools. FOR SHAME!!!

The Florida department of education joins the corporate
reform movement, works against public schools.
I get it people have a wide variety of opinions on education
issues but don’t you think the people running our government should be neutral
about things?
Duval County sends all its teachers an electronic summary of
education stories. I used to call it the daily propaganda but it’s a little
better now and for the most part they just send us links to news stories. Well
the other day a blog was one of the submissions too. A pro charter/corporate
reform blog, The Jay P. Greene blog and they did a piece about how great
charter schools were.
So I called the district on it and said if you are going to
do pro charter pieces from blogs you should print the other side too and sent
them the following message, they just got stuff wrong, the CREDO says charters
are underperforming, in Florida, over 250 have closed in florida over the years
including, 25 in 2013 alone, their graduation rates are abysmal and I could go
on  and a piece form Salon which outlines one charter tragedy after
another.
To the districts credit they asked me what I thought they
should do differently and I told them don’t use blogs just stick with the news,
though if they wanted to use a blog I know a pretty good one they could do.
And this is what the district wrote back: Thank you! I will investigate; this
(the Jay P. Green blog) must have been included in the DOE clips that we
publish!
That
means the FLDOE is sending out pro charter school propaganda, they aren’t
interested in having the right answer they want their answer to be right. Now I
guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise as last year they put out a highly
discredited charter school study but seriously what the beep!!!!! 
Florida’s
very own department of education is working against public schools and isn’t
above using deceptive propaganda to sell their point.

For shame, for shame, for
shame! 

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