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Attention Ought to Be Paid to TruthWarrior’s Comments In NHI

Today the NHI provided us with an informative education article titled:

"Data Breakdown Highlights Transience Challenge."  We highly recommend this article. We also want to draw attention to the posted comments, and in particular to the comment by someone  who identifies as TruthWarrior.  Below is the information posted by TruthWarrior.  The highlights, special punctuations and indentations were inserted by this writer for reasons of emphasis and clarity, and to make the salient points more evident in this format. Whether we agree with the points made or not, we commend TruthWarrior for a very insightful, thought-provoking and impactful post.  We consider it almost serendipitous that it was announced in Hartford today that Steve Perry, mentioned at the end of the comment, will be leaving Capital Prep Charter School to start a Charter Management Company.  Read more about that here:  http://jonathanpelto.com/2014/12/09/breaking-news-capital-prep-stev...  

TruthWarrior on December 9, 2014 3:45pm

“Comparing schools using the same criteria is psychometrically unsound and derived from the pseudo scientific field of statistics dating back to the IQ movement that claimed to use numbers to label people as morons, imbeciles, idiots, or geniuses.  Additionally, holding schools and particularly teachers responsible for factors beyond their control is immoral and irresponsible, but is to be expected when the blind leads the sighted.

Most of the people who draft education policy and who make life and death decisions about teachers and schools could not do what they ask teachers and principals to do.

Good parents know that the child they send to school must be respectful, cooperative and hard working in order to drink from the fountain of knowledge.  Other parents look to the schools to do in 6 hours a day for 10 months what they have failed to do since birth.

Teachers might be even better than those in the past, but they are presented with an impossible situation, that of having to teach too many children who are resistant, disrespectful, and distracted by all the noise in the world.  They are forced to meet over the top certification requirements and mandates set by those who would not survive long in the modern classroom.  

  •  We have a Secretary of Education who has never taught or led a school.
  •  We have a commissioner and a superintendent who has never taught in the inner city, if at all.
  •  I would love to see them teach in or lead the so-called failing schools they administer.
  • You can add to that mix the Charter lady who gives schools a grade.  How dare Miss Jennifer (Alexander) label schools as failures from her limited experiences and fake concern for the urban poor?  (This section-- starting at You can —was structurally altered for the purpose of grammar.  The original section can be seen in the two lines below)

(Original post reads: You can add the Charter lady that gives schools a grade to that mix.  How dare Miss Jennifer labor schools as failures from her limited experiences and fake concern for the urban poor.)

The debacle on the Green makes me want to holla. At least our superintendent and mayor did not participate. And a parting word about Steve Perry, get a grip, you act as if you are the alpha and omega of school reform. Trade places with Ms. Breland and if you get results then you can get some respect. Until then, sit down!”

 http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/board_o...

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., is a small group of committed volunteers who produce community information and education television programs on health literacy, education and civic engagement.  We also find good information and post informative blogs about issues we believe shine light and are beneficial to many in our communities.  

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