The culture of corporate education reform is built on a foundation of endless LIES and cover ups.
Of course, this all began with a bombshell announcement from the Reagan administration: A Nation at Risk.
So it started with a lie.
As governor of Texas, George W. Bush, and superintendent of education, Rod Paige, the Texas “miracle” led to the presidency of the U.S. and Secretary of Education.
But it was all a lie.
While Secretary of Education following Paige, Margaret Spellings proclaimed the federal legislation, NCLB, modeled on the Texas “miracle” a success.
But that too was a lie.
As the founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, Geoffrey Canada was lionized as “Superman.”
But it was at best half-truth, if not a lie.
Creating a culture of fear herself, Michelle Rhee turned her role as Chancellor of DC public schools into a glorifying Time cover and story.
But it was all a lie, built on cheating no less.
Arne Duncan, credited with the Chicago “miracle”—see the Paige…
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