Oh it is always nice to read the Daily News op-ed page and see some shill for Uncle Mike, or Michelle Rhee, thinking they can speak for education, schools, teachers, their children with a artificial guise of independent thought.
today's Daily News. Keoni Wright penned some gibberish about teacher quality and his twin daughters in the same school, PS 158 in Brooklyn, yet with disparate teachers.
Mr Wright at first glance is a manager (whatever that means) for the NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene. He is also a card carrying member of MichelleRheeFirst.
While we here at SBSB applaud Mr Wright for taking an interest in his twin daughter's education, we hold our heads in indignation at the words that Mr Wright wrote of his own free mind and will. Words, that were his own. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Mr Wright wrote, I have a unique perspective on this, because I’ve got twin daughters in
kindergarten. They go to the same neighborhood elementary school and sit
in classrooms right next to each other. It’s clear to me, however, that
this year, they are not getting the same high-quality education.
OK. So if the classrooms were further apart they both would be getting the same quality education?
One has a teacher who always seems to go the extra mile. She works hard
to understand my daughter as a person and pushes her to learn and grow.
My other daughter has a teacher who appears to do the bare minimum.