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NCLB Outrages


Here's the setup: NCLB declares a school underperforming, saying it must be "reconstituted." Then the state appoints a dictator. This is what happened in Oakland. Pete Farruggio describes what happens next.

Reconstitution is charterized by involuntarily transferring large numbers of experienced, specialty credential teachers and replacing them with non-credentialed newbies, including a bunch of Teach for Americas. This is how the superintendent will eventually claim "mission accomplished" for having paid off the district's $100 million loan from the state--by driving veteran teachers out of the district and reducing the salary overhead. Just like the New World Order eliminates decent union jobs by moving their operations to slave-labor maquiladoras overseas.

— Pete Farruggio



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