Re-blogged with permission of the author/ educator at this site: Caffeinated Rage
Educators–this is important information. We are fighting for the very existence of public education.
Remember Michelle Rhee’s visit to North Carolina last year for a “closed-door” meeting (February 7th ,2017) with lawmakers brokered by an educational lobbying body of business leaders called BEST NC (coupled with the NC GOP’s invitation to Betsy DeVos who had just been confirmed as Trump’s secretary of education)?
It was another ominous omen of what has been and will continue to be attempted in North Carolina – the further privatization of public education in North Carolina.
That meeting with Rhee that was passed off as a session with leaders where candid questions could be asked and ideas exchanged on how to improve public education seemed to be void of the very people who know education the best – public school educators. The media did have a brief chance to meet and greet with Ms. Rhee and George Parker in a manicured and measured way, but what happened behind…
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