The Associated Press is reporting that while commissioner of education in Indiana, Tony Bennett used his position and influence to have the grade of a wealthy donors charter school adjusted up form a C to an A.
I asked less than two weeks ago if Gary Chartrand, the chair of Florida’s Board of Education might have done the same thing to keep his precious KIPP Impact Charter School from falling from a B to a D. His rule change helped assured the Charter school would get a C grade.
You have to read the New York Times piece folks as it refers to all the e-mails Bennett sent to his staff to have the grade raised. At one point Bennett says, “I hope we come to the meeting today with solutions and not excuses and/or explanations for me to wiggle myself out of the repeated lies I have told over the past six months.” Shortly there after the charter school miraculously went form a C to an A.
Friends he, Jeb Bush, Michelle Rhee and the rest of the ed deformers don’t want the right answer they want their answer, the privatization of public schools, and the destruction of teaching as a profession, to be right and this is irrefutable proof of that.
By the way this is the guy who is running our schools.
To read more and make sure you are sitting and haven’t eaten click the link: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/07/29/us/ap-us-indiana-school-grades.html?_r=0