What 'School Reform' is really about

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Partha
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What 'School Reform' is really about

Post by Partha » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:15 pm

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-ro ... 63591.html
UNO was awarded $98 million back in 2009 to build eight new schools. The Chicago Sun-Times, however, has revealed there are questions about whether contracts have gone to insiders rather than the lowest bidder.
This is, at it's base, what the whole 'charter school' nonsense is about - there's a gigantic pot of money out there and a metric shit-ton of grifters who want a yacht who never used to have access to it.

Money's also why there's lots of funny testing results, too. Or you can be charitable on that one and still see the problem elsewhere.
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Re: What 'School Reform' is really about

Post by Kulaf » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:34 am

Not seeing an actual point here......obvious exception excluded of course.

Partha
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Re: What 'School Reform' is really about

Post by Partha » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:59 am

Obvious point is obvious, which is why you fail to grasp it.
Well, it’s the Super-Monroe Doctrine: “Get off our oil, people who dress funny!” - M. Bouffant

"You're a bad captain, Zarde. People like you only learn by being touched, and hard. And you will greatly disapprove of where these men put their hands." - M. Vanderbeam.

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Re: What 'School Reform' is really about

Post by Kulaf » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:35 am

So you don't think there is corruption in bids to construct public schools? Is that the point?

Or are you pointing out that pay for performance is a sham? I'm good with either actually......but you muddied the waters.

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