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NPE and CTA Converge Behind Eli Broad Agenda

CTA
[California Teachers Association] is aware of constitution faculty academics, like
conventional public faculty academics, care deeply about their scholars and paintings
onerous to assist them be successful. Many constitution colleges are in the community pushed, supply an
very good training and deserve our fortify. For instance, Green Dot Public
Schools California is a Los Angeles constitution operator that strives to be open,
equitable and inclusive.
California Educator, May-June 2017, p. 19

The program is about, the CTA’s welcome mat is rolled out, and NPE is making an attempt fill seats for Diane Ravitch’s 4th
NPE talkathon on October 14-15 in Oakland, CA. 

If you don’t have the $1000 to wait, you will have to test together with your company NEA or AFT associates for
to be had “scholarships.”  CTA is at the back of this 12 months’s convention, and with
their rising constitution trainer club in California, there will have to be lots
of money readily available to fill the 500 seats for this withering purpose.


Looking at this 12 months’s NPE program displays associated with constitution colleges,
there’s transparent proof that NPE’s coverage
schizophrenia has turn into much more pronounced and ingrained.  We to find there are
scheduled displays and discussions through those that advertise constitution colleges,
through those that would restrict constitution colleges, and through those that vow to finish constitution
colleges.  

With such a lot of clamoring and disparate voices to listen to immediately, it turns into
tougher and tougher to discern a transparent message from NPE/AFT/NEA rather then, of
direction, the clarion name new AFT and NEA and NPE participants.

This 12 months’s NPE meet-up continues a self-contradictory effort to extend a shrinking coalition that, necessarily, stands for not anything and will fall for the rest. It is a dysfunctional team this is run through Clinton constitution supporters, AFT and NEA chiefs, and fronted through Diane Ravitch and her
bloggers at Basecamp.  This motley group
will also be counted directly to suggest for and/or towards constitution colleges,
relying upon whose pockets that AFT/NEA/NPE is making an attempt to pry open at
the instant.


When Ravitch’s host, the California
Teachers Association, joins Diane this week to discuss the evils of constitution colleges, the point of interest will probably be at the handful of for-profit constitution colleges in
California. This 12 months, alternatively, it’s tougher than ever
for the AFT/NEA/NPE to make a powerful case that their certified opposition
to “for-profit” charters carries any last weight in any respect, particularly given the reality that California has simply 34
of those “for-profit” charters for CTA to oppose.  

In California as in different places, for-profit constitution colleges make
up a small share of the full selection of the resource-draining company
constitution colleges which are bleeding out public programs anywhere they function.

In truth, California has over
1,200 of the “non-profit” constitution colleges for CTA to mine for participants, and CTA
has proven its fortify for those constitution colleges, because it eagerly tries to enroll
extra and extra of those constitution academics. The “non-profit” charters are those that CTA, Ravitch,
and their fake resistance motion proceed to include.  CTA has
signed up nearly a 3rd of the 7,500 constitution academics in California, due to
the promotion through NEA/AFT of Green Dot Schools, which is the introduction of Eli Broad and his company faculty enforcer, Steve Barr.


In the May/June factor of California Educator, CTA had this sparkling review of Green Dot:
 

         CTA is aware of
constitution faculty academics, like conventional public faculty academics, care deeply
about their scholars and paintings onerous to assist them be successful. Many constitution colleges
are in the community pushed, supply a very good training and deserve our fortify. For
instance, Green Dot Public Schools California is a Los Angeles constitution operator
that strives to be open, equitable and inclusive.

Despite CTA’s exuberance, we all know that Green Dot’s
charters are the similar more or less selective,
non-inclusive, segregated, and test-based public cash sinks that
threaten the
endured monetary viability of public colleges in California and
in different places. They are privately-managed with out public oversight and
with out elected forums.  Most importantly, they drain away billions of
public greenbacks supposed for training with the intention to create funding
alternatives for Eli Broad’s pals.

We
know, too, from state knowledge in California that Green Dot serves fewer African-American
youngsters, in addition to fewer particular wishes and ELL scholars than the group public colleges from which they draw scholars. And thru slick advertising ploys
and administrative winnowing ways to eliminate situation scholars, Green Dot’s populations don’t constitute the
communities that should face Green Dot’s insistent, corporate-funded antagonistic
takeover makes an attempt.  

And even supposing public programs like Inglewood
Unified proceed to withstand Green Dot’s antagonistic takeover (to no avail)
, CTA
is prepared to seem the opposite direction so long as they may be able to join extra participants and gather
extra union dues from Green Dot’s academics.  Where is CTA’s fortify for the general public programs which are looking to live to tell the tale the company onslaught designed through the constitution trade?

 

The sickening Vichy-style collaboration
between the constitution trade and company puppets from AFT/NEA/NPE serves to additional the Eli Broad plan that began over 20 years in the past, when a part of Broad’s $10 million handout
funded the introduction of The Union Reform Network (TURN), which continues as a rising and fatal most cancers within each NEA and AFT.  

TURN used to be supposed to make
the company administrative time table and the union time table
indistinguishable, and it used to be embraced through leaders of each AFT and NEA.  Thanks to Diane Ravitch and the union bosses’
deal-making, Eli Broad is definitely on his strategy to understanding his function that incorporates eventual destruction of the educating occupation and public
education as we’ve identified it for over 100 years.  

A radical repudiation of
AFT and NEA company unionism and their misleading promoters stays the one process
motion to forestall the company advance of privatization by the use of constitution faculty. 
For outfits like NPE, the pretense of pragmatic problem-solving has functioned as a
skinny quilt for unprincipled maneuvering to suit the desires of company reformers into organizations that have been created to oppose them.  

The consequence has been the ostracism and marginalization of the ones whose
principled stances that Ravitch has categorised as coverage purism.  What used to be, now not see you later in the past, the start of a
actual resistance motion towards company training reform, has been coopted through an
aristocracy of the smug and cynical self-serving energy agents who proceed to make the lecturers and folks that they use and abuse complicit in their very own subjugation. 

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