The only education reform taking place is to move tax-payer dollars to for-profit, private Charter Schools with no proof that this is leading to improved education for our children because there is no way to monitor or evaluate what’s going on. So far, the Obama Race to the Top agenda is failing repeatedly and being ignored by most of the traditional media, the White House and most members of Congress while a well planned PR campaign is fooling as many Americans as possible.
Jeanne Kaplan recently retired as an elected member of the Denver school board. She has started her own blog where she will keep track of education in Denver.
Here is her inaugural post, where she lays out the facts about “reform” in Denver. The biggest “success” has been the steady increase in privately managed charter schools, most of which get free public space. The educational gains are harder to find.
“My name is Jeannie Kaplan. I had the honor and privilege of serving on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education for 8 years, from 2005 through November 2013. Michael Bennet was superintendent, having been selected in June of 2005. Mr. Bennet served until January 2009 when he was selected to be the junior Senator from Colorado. His replacement was and continues to be Tom Boasberg, Michael’s childhood friend and former DPS Chief Operating Officer.
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