7/7/11, "Who's Responsible for the Government Schools Cheating Scandals?" American Thinker
"Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Race to the Top initiative approaches student underachievement with the same methods as George W Bush's No Child Left Behind but in a more creatively financed, high-stakes game for school districts. The $4.5 billion program entices cash-strapped localities to compete for federal monies by placing test scores, teachers, principals and superintendents in the crosshairs,
- tying student achievement to cash.
The DOE, foundations, and non-profits have worked together to create a cash flow among themselves, while allowing funds tied to draconian restrictions to trickle-down to schools. With overwhelming pressure to produce, some educators decided cheating was better than losing their job or becoming a whistleblower.
Broad's plan to transform education involves deception as well. Speaking about the Teach for America organization he stated, "Instead of it [TFA] being viewed as a movement, we have to make it look like an institution," "One of the ways you do that is an endowment like a college or university has." The venture philanthropist does not explain why he must "make it look" like something else to pass muster. Whatever the reason, he and others like Bill Gates have made major inroads into the American education system with their money. The venture philanthropists' most visible endeavors are their support of TFA, KIPP charter schools,
- and the Broad Center for Superintendents.
This cartel of billionaires and non-profits along with the federal government has been effecting dramatic changes in the power structure of the public education system for the last 20 years. From an online union magazine, LaborNotes:
The billionaires' agenda also includes a three-pronged strategy for gaining control of school governance: mayoral control, which has been devastating in both Chicago and New York City; funding school board takeovers, as in San Diego (now reversed); and funding fake parent groups.
"Parent Revolution" in California, for example, is funded by the Broad Foundation. It supposedly includes active parents in Compton, but is really run by a Beverly Hills lawyer with paid organizers.
Do we really want to hand over control of our education system to global power elites like Eli Broad who said, "We don't know anything about how to teach or reading curriculum or any of that. But what we do know about is management
- and governance."
An oligarchy of high-powered individuals has been hard at work changing our country's public schools. The elite financiers are inextricably linked to Duncan's DOE and may have to answer for their part in the cheating scandals sweeping across the nation. "
Most chumps were stupidly working to pay for a government black hole while billionaire mental cases were behind the scenes using our money to change America into a third world swamp. A smelly club for rich people in which the hated middle class (seen below) is cut out. ed.
Norman Rockwell illustration