John Thompson: The Broad Superintendents and Their Agenda, Part 2

Diane Ravitch's blog

John Thompson, historian and teacher in Oklahoma City, has written a three-part series about superintendents “trained” by the unaccredited Broad Superintendents Academy, financed by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

He writes:

This second post will provide a brief overview on the backgrounds of people who joined the Broad Academy, and the records they brought to their education jobs, as well as the reports of misbehavior that did not interfere with them climbing the professional ladder. I am making no judgments regarding legal controversies, but reviewing the ways Broad graduates were described when doing their jobs. I am continually struck by the similarities I have seen when trying to work with Broad leaders and what has been reported in regard to Broadies across the nation.

In 2007, the OKCPS hired a graduate of the Broad Superintendents’ Academy, John Q. Porter. The Broad Academy was run like a corporate executive training…

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