Studies show financial incentive bonuses for teachers "have no effect on student achievement" or the way teachers did their jobs.
“'What are the right incentives to have in place for teachers?' The very question itself is jarring. It implies that teachers don’t want to perform well and that they need incentives, which in today’s parlance translates into rewards (money) and reprimands (fear of loss of benefits or position)."
The subtle and demeaning structure of the now common question shows how anti-public education corporations and their support organizations have framed the question and focused their media attacks.
Coming to a School Near You !!! No joke. Corporate billionaires have exclusive conference centers dedicated to secret meetings to plan the for-profit takeover of public institutions supported with our taxes. The education of our children is being given over to for-profit companies and "support" organizations with names that camouflage their real intent, such as Stand For Children.
Reality Video. Would you like to see an actual billionaire "war strategy" session offered to new recruit lobbyists?
More than half of today's students in K-12 will work at jobs that have not yet been invented. Consider many things that have been invented within their short lifetimes that you never could have considered learning about, much less career planned for, when you were in school:
Google, digital cameras, Java language, handheld wireless items,
The School Reform Movement, unfortunately, has little to do with reforming poorly performing schools, teachers and students. The best propaganda always starts with a basic truth as it slides into a lie. Everyone in this country is aware of the shortcomings of certain schools. School reform has always been an ongoing process - until now.
Most people believe that math is math. What happens when terms are redefined by propagandists who push an agenda?
Let's look at realistic terms. The IRS is the Internal Revenue Service. The government uses this department to tax us.
Taxes are revenue. Taxes are money. Revenue is money.
"We need to cut taxes to increase revenue." For years we have been bombarded with this right-wing statement.
Collect less money to have more money. Insanity!
"Karl Rove deserves to be remembered as the man who thought Americans should have enough education to understand his fables but not enough to doubt them."
- Eric Rauchway in Altercation (August 14, 2007)
Schools will teach only what Scott selects. Is this America?
Florida's Gov. Scott now follows the trend.
Example: The State of Virginia presently has politicians who have textbooks printed with only those things that these particular politicians want children to learn. Here are comments by four historians concerning the elementary school textbooks