In Chalkbeat I read an article by two elementary school teachers who rightly complained that Special Education students should not be graded on tests that are inappropriate for their students. Obviously, I and many others agree with these two teachers. In fact, the highly regarded NYC Educator, has written about how inappropriate the tests are to his recent immigrant students over the last year. However, what struck me was the fact both teachers who wrote the article are part of an organization called "America Achieves". I had never heard of this organization and decided to Google it. Sure enough this organization is funded by Bloomberg and Gates and other education reform supporters. What does "America Achieves" support? Let's see.
- The Common Core
- No unions
- Charter Schools
- No tenure
While I may have serious issues with our own union its still far better to be represented by a union than rely on these education deformer groups like "America Achieves" and Educators 4 Excellence who simply are sock puppets for organizations that want to destroy the public school system and the unionized teachers that work for them.
Beware of the wolf in sheep's clothing and "America Achieves" appears to be a wolf disguised as a sheep.