Jennifer Berkshire, aka Edushyster, is one of the very best writers on education "reform" we have. She's done some extraordinary work over the years, and now she's ready to take on her biggest project yet:
The propaganda that the reformy types have pushed about the charterization of the New Orleans schools has been nothing less than shameless. Mercedes Schneider has pointed out repeatedly that the claims of superior results in NOLA are ridiculously overblown.
Drowned out in all the celebrating have been the voices of New Orleans families. We don't very often hear from them about how these radical changes in school governance have affected the lives of their children. We don't often see them as they make their way through this brave new world of education "choice." We almost never get to listen to those for whom the deconstruction of public education in NOLA has been less than ideal.
If there's anyone who could tell their story, it's Jennifer Berkshire. Throw a couple bucks her way; the more you do, the better she gets. I can prove it!
If it's on a scatterplot, it MUST be true! Laissez le bon temps rouler, ma chere edu-preneur!