The Center for Education Reform, who received $518,273 last year from the Walton Family Foundation, mocks this weekends, SOS March in Washington DC.
WASHINGTON – This Saturday’s Save Our Schools rally is holding itself out to
be an effort to restore parent and student influence in education, but a rundown
of the participating groups raises questions about the authenticity of this
goal. Many of the participating groups are strong, vocal opponents of testing,
accountability and school choice.
The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers and
their allies have long advocated for more money, less accountability, no high-stakes testing, and against anything the gives parents more control over their child’s education, such as charter schools and vouchers.
“This coalition is the same coalition of the past 35 years,” said Jeanne Allen, president of The Center for Education Reform. “It advocates for the status quo and reform to them is about money, control, and no high stakes tests
Hope the Walton family knows what sort of rot they’re getting for a half million dollars.
All-in-all, this is pretty amateurish stuff. I’m surprised they actually used “high-stakes test” as a positive thing. Looks like they didn’t get the memo. Spinning this as an NEA and AFT event is laughable couldn’t pass a Google search by a five-year-old.