An equally short form description to the title above hit the newspaper a few days ago*, but the report compiled for the NM Legislative Finance Committee on the subject of charter schools really deserves a full reading. As does the rebuttal from “Designate” Education Secretary Dr. Susanna Murphy placed at the end of the .pdf report.
While not everybody has time to read 65 pages of fairly dense prose and statistics, I’d REALLY much prefer every teacher in the state be required to read and digest this rather than attend the inevitable day-long “training” that will somehow be associated with the start of another school year.
Maybe instead of placing little blue sticky dots on our “Parking Lot” (actually a bunch of yellow construction paper with ill-defined Greek symbols on it) taped up in the Library, an all-day staff meeting could be held in which every single employee had read the report/rebuttal and was ready to calmly, rationally discuss the points raised.
And then we could all ride unicorns over a magic rainbow into the land of ever-flowing Skittles.
But seriously, oh reader of this antiquated, ill-formed blog, read the report. It’s worth it. Call me when you’re done and we’ll form a discussion group and meet at the Frontier to talk it over.
I’ll bring the unicorns.
*Note: I believe the headline was “Charter Schools Slammed”. I like my title/headline better.