He writes, “Mark Hurley the person who organized the project states, “that minimally, school district financial reports should show:
- What people are paid to do
- What classes are being taught by grade and how many students are completing them
- What contractors are providing what services and whether they are bid competitively
- What districts are spending on non teaching activities
They've never provided the figures on how much is actually spent in classrooms - next to children.
The mantras that we continue to hear from the Reformer's are:
Poverty does not matter.
Race does not matter.
Special needs do not matter.
Their mantra could instead be "we refuse to do the right thing for children of color, the poor, and children with special needs"
Keep your eye on the prize America.
"No Child Left Behind" and “Race To The Top” have done nothing to change things for children of color, or the poor.
Let’s call it what it really is.
58 years of skirting around our nation's moral responsibility...
58 years of inequity in our schools...
Ready to occupy,
If you want to know what the Walking Man was listening to on my walk on this cold spring day it's Patty Griffin’s Up The Mountain (MLK Tribute Song). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA6Q5-Ap3o8