See the article I posted on Norms Notes (Despicable charter industry tactics in Albany - Mailings encouraged voters to reject public school district budget) about how the charter schools in Albany are urging voters to reject the public school budget which will leave the schools bereft but not affect the charters.
With every day we can see how the Warren Minor semi-facetious post comparing the ed deform scheme to destroy public education is similar to the Producers really makes sense.
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Don't You Get It? Their Aim is to Make Public Schools So Awful for Teachers They Will Have no Choice But to Teach in a CharterWell, actually, that's only one aspect of the ed deform plan. Getting rid of most of the public school system and any remnant of teacher unions is the main goal. Today's events in Albany are the sign of the flood. But in the meantime, with such a high turnover rate in charters, the best way to provide charter fodder is to make teaching in public schools awful.
Now they've been trying lots of ways to accomplish their aims. But the other day I had an epiphany while reading Myron Miner on the Chicago Public Schools and Producerism. at his blog, Last Stand for Children First.