Wednesday, February 15, 2012

An Eddy in the Currents of School Reform

If someone has some trick to finding the ProJo's coverage of this year's NECAP results I'd love to know it, but I sure can't find it, and Google can't either. Their new website design is so awful it could be buried there somewhere.

Can it be possible that RI's newspaper of record won't cover this story at all? It is inconceivable.

Nonetheless, we are at a point where nobody wants to talk too much about the scores in Providence in particular, except maybe charter advocates, but even they'd prefer not to focus on exactly what changes driven by whom have led to recent declines at the high school level. The mayor doesn't want to talk about it; the unions don't want to talk about it, because they've gone along with it; public school parent advocates don't want to talk about bad news; administration doesn't want to talk about it, because their plans are failing; the newspaper has supported all these failing measures.

So we just won't talk about it.

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