Me First, Students Second, on Huffington Post

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From the Huff:

After all, it’s about the students first. In the nation’s capital, where the poverty rate is close to 20 percent and the largest school systems continue to get more third-party vendors and lobbyists (like her company), some of her first words were “We will no longer describe failure as the result of vast impersonal forces like poverty or a broken bureaucracy.” Her failure to even mention poverty as a huge factor in this capitalist system pales in comparison to the vanishing act of those words in the lexicon of the cabal of education reformers. As someone whose message reeks of popular consent, she’s put a playhouse mirror on her entire message and reflected it so it looks egalitarian.

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Jose, who still doesn’t understand this StudentsFirst thing …

About Jose Vilson

José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.