When the news gets out that the corporate reformers’
narrative and their signature line are false, their crusade to turn schooling
into a marketplace loses its rationale. Here is a review
of “Reign of Error” by columnist/editorial writer Robyn E. Blumner
of the Tampa Bay Times.
What if our schools aren’t
failing? What if Jeb Bush and his minions are wrong?

What if the cause of low test scores really is poverty?
Then the reformers’ pursuit of the “bad teacher” is a great distraction from the biggest problems of our day.

What if we require new thinking by those who have
economic, social, and political power? What if blaming teachers
hurts kids?

The tiny sound you just heard was another card dropping
out of the House of Cards. Maybe it was a card holding up the whole phony
structure.