Though acknowledging there are “some good charters,” she accused some of making sure low-performing students don’t attend them.
First of all, “some good charters” is not a valid statement a person described as “one of the nation’s leading voices against charter schools and various new education reforms” would make, so let’s not pretend she actually acknowledges that there are any good public charter schools.
In my experience, charters largely enroll students in underserved, often poverty stricken areas (Which Diane later claims is the one of the major barriers to education, yet “anti-reformers” aren’t “doing anything” about poverty….more hypocrisy).
Also, this is interesting language.
“she accused some of making sure low-performing students don’t attend them.”
So, after I just said that public charters often serve kids in poverty, is Diane trying to say that public charters “cherry pick” high performing students?
Her statement seems to imply that “some charters” must have high performing students if they are allegedly “making sure low-performing students don’t attend them.”
So we know that public charters often serve kids in poverty. and apparently, by Diane’s own admission have some high performing scores. So it is possible, Diane, that public charters are enrolling children in poverty AND those same students are achieving high scores? Of course not, because then Diane, herself would be the hoax, not the education reform movement.
Just like her friend and board member Anthony Cody who can’t admit that students in DC, Chicago or NYC have made any gains.
What a shame it is to have those in the “education sphere” who can’t acknowledge when students perform well.
But wait, now I am confused. Didn’t Diane also say that it is us, the education reformers, who are claiming our schools are failing and they are actually doing well?
So which is it? Schools only do well when you can tie it to you and your “people,” but those gains don’t matter if you have to give credit to your “opposition?”
Where does the best interest of kids fit into Diane’s quagmire?