When you watch Amy Goodman’s interview with Karen Lewis, you will hear Mayor Rahm Emanuel speak eloquently about the importance of accountability. He wants principals to be accountable. He wants teachers to be accountable.
But does he really believe in accountability? As Lewis points out, the school board appointed by Emanuel is accountable to no one. Their decisions may be rejected by parents and communities, but the board is not accountable.
Does Rahm Emanuel believe in accountability for the principal and teacher of his own children’s school? They don’t take standardized tests. They are not held accountable for test scores. By Mayor Emanuel’s terms, he has chosen a school for his children where no one is accountable.
Is accountability only for the teachers and principals of the Chicago public schools?