#EDgif Of The Day: Vacationing EdReformers Sip Cold Brewed Coffee While Setbacks Mount
There have been three recent setbacks for edreform folks -- somewhat symbolic in nature but important nonetheless. The edereform response -- even with a recent effort to get opposing views out there -- has been slow, confused, and seemingly ineffective.
The first edreform setback was the addition of anti-charter amendments to the DNC platform last month.
The second was the decision by the NAACP to include strong anti-charter legislation in its annual resolutions.
The third was the inclusion of several anti-charter provisions in the Black Lives Matter education agenda released last week (along with some provisions with which the edreform community would likely agree).
While symbolic in nature, these three instances are both critical of the edreform approach and -- even more important -- seem to expose the lack of engagement and reach of edreform advocates in the DNC, NAACP, and BlackLivesMatter.