I posted a blog a few minutes ago called “Reformers vs. Democracy.”
It says that the current corporate reformers push their reforms through without listening to parents, educators or the public. They consider the democratic process to be a nuisance that slows them down. They like to say, “We can’t wait,” and “Children have only one chance so we must act right now.” Then they proceed to ram through whatever they want without public consultation. Vouchers. Charters. Evaluation of teachers by test scores. Ending collective bargaining. Removing any due process rights for teachers. And so on.
I invited readers to submit their own state’s experience. Right now, I have Idaho and South Dakota. Please send in your comments about your state and I will add them too. Be brief.