Why is it that Michelle Rhee, Arnie Duncan and all the other reformers are able to lie to the media about school reform? Why did Randi Kaye treat Dr. Diane Ravitch like a second class citizen on CNN?
Or like I said to Dr. Diane Ravitch on @ the Chalk Face internet radio..
“Let’s start right in. So those of us engaged in this struggle already understand that ‘Reform’ as defined by Michelle Rhee, Arnie Duncan and others hurts children, teachers and communities. It is a fact.
However what I’m most disturbed about is the way (last week was a perfect example when you were interviewed by Randi Kaye at CNN) ALL the media outlets have decided to portray the corporate reformers as the ones trying to change the system for the good. Even though as you tried to point out there is really no evidence to support the reform movement and the evidence that does exist actually invalidates the reforms.
Why is it so hard for the media to tell this story or rather the truth? Why did CNN take Michelle Rhee’s points as factual and put you in the position of an outlier making crazy claims? Is the media also selling the reform movement? If so what the hell are we going to do?”
And Diane said….
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