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  1. Bo
    September 7, 2015 @ 9:57 am

    Wow, another cookie cutter program that removes discretion from the first line of educators, our teachers; and treats all students the same. All of the people I know that were teachers ten years ago have fled from DPS and in large part, from education. Passionate, creative people, who are now gone or neutered. DPS is in a race to mediocrity.

    The need to appear to be doing something is greater than the need to actually make meaningful, yet hard to quantify, improvements. All the while funneling public money to a private group peddling a dubious, yet easy to understand mantra. Maybe their motives are honorable, even if that is the case, it is a myopic perspective and passing the buck. They really need to get their act together and start empowering teachers and students, not move towards stifling creativity. We need a Board and Superintendent who aren’t pedants slaving themselves to test scores because they lack the ability to take on the hard tasks.

    It would be interesting to see where the money coming out of these charter school training programs goes back in to the campaign war chests. This smacks of regulatory capture in action. If you can’t push charters on everyone, then suck money out in any way possible. Probably from the hedge funds backing the schools that push this nonsense. Shame.

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