(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
The effort by others to discredit Michigan charter schools during the DeVos confirmation struck me as a travesty, but living well is the best revenge. If you want to oppose someone’s nomination, fine go ahead but don’t stoop to smearing the efforts of thousands of people investing their lives in providing opportunities for kids in the process. They never deserved it.
The venn diagram between those who chose to bash Michigan charters and those who have been confidently asserting that RSD is the way, the truth and the ed reform light don’t entirely overlap, but they circles do partially imbricate.
Just you are feeling skeptical, here is the same chart for 8th grade reading:
I’m content to let RSD live in peace (at least from me) but can I get the same deal for MI and other “Wild West” charter sectors?
What does RSD mean?
Recovery School District
The closest you’ll get to an apology is silence. You’ll never see this hard, raw data in the NYTimes, the Atlantic, or the LATimes; if they ignore it, they hope their readers will ignore it, too. I’ve never heard this posed to any California edu-crat: “How come Arizona’s performing so much better on test scores than California?” How are their charter schools outperforming all our schools?”