Dr. Vickie Markavitch, the superintendent of the Oakland, Michigan, schools created a video to protest the state’s designation of so-called “focus” schools. She said this was part of a political agenda to mislabel and discourage successful schools. The state’s system is labeling higher achieving schools as under achieving to advance its political agenda.
In her accompanying letter, she decried the attack on public schools by their own state education department.
Now we know of two superintendents who were courageous enough to stand up to the rightwing assault on public education by their state’s leaders. There is one in Brunswick, Maine, and now another in Oakland, Michigan.
Do you know of any others?