Linda Darling-Hammond: Why the Status Quo Movement Has Nothing to Do with Civil Rights

She got right to the heart of the issue and turned the focus where it needed to be, on equitable funding. The teacher quality is a secondary issue to child preparedness.

Diane Ravitch's blog

The corporate style reformers–the cheerleaders for charters, vouchers-and high-stakes testing–like to claim that they are leading the civil rights movement of their day. They imagine themselves locked arm-in-arm with Martin Luther King, Jr., in their efforts to end collective bargaining rights, to eliminate teacher due process rights, and to privatize public education.

I am not sure if they actually believe this or if they think they can pull the wool over the eyes of the media and the public.

In this fascinating interview, Josh Eidelson of Salon puts the question to Linda Darling-Hammond: Would you agree or disagree that the Vergara case–which would end teachers’ job protections–is an extension of the civll rights movement, as its proponents claim?

My guess is that Linda either fell off her chair laughing, or was momentarily dumbstruck by the absurdity of the idea.

She responded:

“I can’t understand why anyone would agree. To…

View original post 868 more words

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s