Peter Greene: The Broad Superintendent and His Master’s Voice

You are OUTED Superintendent Runcie of Broward Florida: The Broad Superintendent’s Master’s Voice via @dianeravitch

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Peter Greene made a discovery. He unraveled a secret that puzzled those who watch the career trajectories of Broad superintendents. Why did Briadie Superintendent John Covington leave the Kansas City school district that he promised to “save” before it was saved? He abruptly left, surprising many in Kansas City who thought he had made a commitment to stay.

Was it the higher salary for the leader of Michigan’s new Educational Achievement Authority? No.

Peter found the answer: Covington left Kansas City for the EAA because Eli Broad told him to.

When Eli calls, his disciples listen.

The EAA was supposed to be the proof point for Broad’s educational theories. No school board. Total control. It failed. Covington bailed out, amidst complaints about his expense account.

After more than a dozen years of “training” urban superintendents in his unaccredited program, Eli  has no successes. Yet he is pushing to take control…

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Florida Teacher of Conscience Opts Out of Making Kids Cry

Florida Teachers IMPLICIT OATH of Conscience Opts Out of Making Kids Cry via @wordpressdotcom


Teacher Wendy Bradshaw pictured last year with happy student, Dayon, 6.

Teacher Wendy Bradshaw pictured last year with happy student, Dayon, 6.

Wendy Bradshaw, Ph.D., is a mother, a teacher and a scholar.  She specializes in working with children and families living with disabilities and has worked with children aged infants through fifth grade to help improve their educational and life experiences. She is also a tireless advocate for public education and an administrator for the Opt Out Polk group in The Opt Out Florida Network.  She writes:

I consider it baffling that telling parents the truth about the harm being done to their children in the public education system is considered an ethical violation of my teaching license, but making their children cry and hate school is not. This affects students and teachers even more so in my field of specialization, Exceptional Student Education (ESE), with our most vulnerable students. Today, I resigned from my school district. I would…

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