Monday, February 15, 2016
Dismantling Democracy, the Missouri Board of Education (DESE) and the state takeover. Extension of SAB control will be discussed tomorrow.
The State Takeover has yielded practically nothing in the way of broad-based improvement. It has largely paved the way for more charters, private real-estate deals with public property, and the further squeezing of teachers - both those currently working and those retirees who are watching their pension funds be squandered away in high management fees to hedge funds and the like. The corporate class furthers its assault on the public, and on democracy, by these kinds of mechanisms (state takeover). Instead of bringing more parents into SLPS and engaging them in the system, the process has further marginalized parents. Below, Susan Turk outlines the current moment.
Read on below for how to contact the State Board.
Posted by Bret Gustafson at 3:18 PM