Vendetta

The New York Times’ vendetta against charter schools continues with this misleading story, writes the relentless Eduwonk. In short, the Times thinks the data sampling techniques used by the feds to survey public and private schools are sinister when applied to the growing number of charter schools. And the Times repeatedly implies that No Child Left Behind will turn sanctioned public schools into charters, though that’s only one possible remedy and not the most likely.

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  1. Andy Freeman says:

    > And the Times repeatedly implies that No Child Left Behind will turn sanctioned public schools into charters, though that’s only one possible remedy and not the most likely.

    Remind me – why are we sacrificing generations of kids to keep open failed public schools?

  2. Apathy, inertia, hope, self-interest…depends on who you’re asking.

    If you ask the right person the answer’s liable to be something along the lines of “scummy, racist, teacher-hating conservative slimebag”.

  3. This is the same reporter that wrote the first anti-charter piece, I think. If so, perhaps it’s the reporter and her editor and not “the paper” that’s at fault. I’m inclined to believe anything bad about the NYT since I’m appalled at its decline since I was a kid, but maybe there is more stupidity than design on this particular issue (that is, once again, NYT employees are operating without proper supervision).

  4. yes, the same author.

    and I sense that there is more honesty behond this article: there *are* a wider spectrum of charter schools. Some will work better than others in differnet settings.

    That is worth finding more about (although this federal survey might not be the right vehicle) perhaps Dr. Fuller might feel inspired to conduct some primary resarch.