The awesomeness found in Newark NJ is the same brand of Awesomeness found in our New Orleans charters like Sci Academy. To keep us from truly how awesome charter schools are, Louisiana hides their data scrupulously and only realeases positive percentage based metrics or meaningless scores chocked full of bonus point goodness (like our latest SPS scores) to delude the easily deluded public. There will be “much rejoicing” in New Orleans, based on completely bogus unverifiable claims. What we can verify is LDOE needed to add random bonus points to keep schools from declining. I suppose its a good thing we don’t actually care about kids, and just what LDOE tells us about our kids. A lot of people make money that way, so that must be good, right?

School Finance 101

Once upon a time, there was this totally awesome charter school in Newark, NJ. It was a charter school so awesome that its leaders and founders and all of their close friends decided they must share their miracle with the world in books on the reasons for their awesomeness, including being driven by data andteaching like a champion!

The school’s break-the-mold – beating the odds – disruptively innovative awesomeness was particularly important during this critical time of utter collapse of the American education system which had undoubtedly been caused by corrupt self-interested public school teachers (& their unions) who had been uniformly ill-trained by antiquated colleges and universities that themselves were corrupt and self-interested and generally in the business of selling worthless graduate degrees.

In fact, the undisputed awesomeness of this North Star Academy could, in theory, provide the foundation for a whole new approach to turning…

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2 thoughts on “Friday Story Time: Deconstructing the Cycle of Reformy Awesomeness

  1. These adults are truly evil. Preying on innocent children, ruining their childhoods, intruding on parental rights… These people are disgusting. I find John White to be particularly repulsive. I was one of the parents that addressed white at the bese meeting on October 15,2013. I think that he thought that I was kidding when I talked about the potential for a third party vendor who is also a sexual predator accessing my daughters information and then using that private information to show up at my house and harm her. I told him that I wanted to know who EXACTLY would be going to jail alongside the perpetrator. John white went against his own contract with inbloom and uploaded social security numbers etc… I will hold JOHN WHITE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE should anything bad happen to my child as a result of his actions. He looked at me during the bese meeting like I was an inconvenience to his constant tweeting during the meeting. I guess a man who has no children could not possibly really fully understand what that means. He will figure it out very quickly should any harm come to my daughter. I lived with a sociopath for 17 years. They don’t scare me…

    1. White sees us all as nuisances. He seems to fit the profile of a sociopath to a T from stories I’ve heard of him. I could tell that the first time I saw him and heard him speak. There is no reasoning with someone like that. You cannot reach him on an emotional or empathic level either. He operates like a soulless machine following orders and we are just obstacles to be overcome while he is performing his assigned tasks – destruction of the teaching profession and public schools and turning education into a profit center. You will never persuade him of anything. He will coldly evaluate you assess your value as an asset or liability, but beyond that you and your child are meaningless to him. The only way to fight a machine like White is to turn him off, deprive him of a power source, prevent him from accomplishing his goals so he is replaced. To reason with him is pointless.

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