John Thompson: The Broad Superintendents and Their Agenda, Part 3

Diane Ravitch's blog

John Thompson, historian and teacher in Oklahoma, has written a three-part series about the Broad Superintendents and its graduates. This is part 3.

He writes:

In 2007, when Broad Academy graduate, John Q. Porter, was hired as superintendent of the Oklahoma City Public School System, the conservative Oklahoman reported, “Several high-profile consultants have ‘audited’ Oklahoma City Public Schools operations in recent weeks.” The results of the audit were not released, but, back then, we couldn’t fully understand why the reporter put parentheses around the word, “audited.”

I went to a school board meeting with the hope of communicating with either one of the auditors, the late Arlene Ackerman, or the rookie superintendent’s Broad mentor, Eloise Brooks (who had worked for Ackerman in San Francisco and followed her to Philadelphia.) Ackerman, of course, is remembered for the controversial and secretive manner that her contract was bought out when she was forced…

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