Dr. Gene Glass is a distinguished scholar with a long career in educational research and statistics.

He recently co-authored a critical review of virtual charter schools, published by the National Education Policy Center.

In response, an operative from Jeb Bush’s so-called “Foundation for Educational Excellence” created a website with Dr. Glass’s name, ridiculing him and impugning his integrity by implying he was bought by teacher union money. The smear site is called http://geneglass.org/.

Because the corporate reformers are motivated by money, they assume everyone else is. They can’t understand that some people work from ideals higher than Mammon.

None of Dr. Glass’s critics acknowledged that CREDO studied charter schools in Pennsylvania and found that the worst student academic performance was in virtual charter schools. But no one from Jeb Bush’s shop created a website to ridicule CREDO because it is funded by the Walton Foundation and led by researcher Margaret (Macke) Raymond, who is on the faculty at Stanford and affiliated with the conservative, free-market Hoover Institution.

This is Gene Glass’s bio (Wikipedia):

“Gene V Glass (born June 19, 1940) is an American statistician and researcher working in educational psychology and the social sciences. He coined the term “meta-analysis” and illustrated its first use in his Presidential address to the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco in April, 1976. The most extensive illustration of the technique was to the literature on psychotherapy outcome studies, published in 1980 by Johns Hopkins University Press under the title Benefits of Psychotherapy by Mary Lee Smith, Gene V Glass, and Thomas I. Miller. Gene V Glass is a Regents’ Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University in both the educational leadership and policy studies and psychology in education divisions, having retired in 2010 from the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at the National Education Policy Center and a Research Professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education.”