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[Please see list of recent articles posted at bottom on Tony Bennett, Jeb Bush, Chiefs for Change, Foundation for Excellence in Education. – Donna Garner]

8.2.13 – National Review Online

Jeb’s Education Racket: The former Florida governor and his GOP cronies have lowered standards and increased corruption.

By Michelle Malkin

Excerpts from this article:

The resignation of Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett couldn’t have come at a better time. His disgraceful grade-fixing scandal is the perfect symbol of all that’s wrong with the federal education schemes peddled by Bennett and his mentor, former GOP governor Jeb Bush: phony academic standards, crony contracts, and big-government and big-business collusion masquerading as “reform.”

Bennett stepped down Thursday after the Associated Press reported that he had meddled with charter-school accountability ratings in Indiana last fall while serving as that state’s schools superintendent. The beneficiary of his intervention? Big GOP donor and charter-school operator Christel DeHaan, who has forked over nearly $3 million to Republicans (including $130,000 to Bennett).

DeHaan’s Christel House Academy charter school magically went from a “C” rating to an “A” rating despite failing tenth-grade math scores. An abysmal 33 percent of the school’s tenth-grade Algebra I students passed. Note:The school uses the widely panned elementary-level Everyday Math curriculum (which I’ve exposed in previous columns) and a newfangled secondary program called the Carnegie Learning Math Series, whose website prominently brags that its “courses were developed to align to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.” More on that in a moment.

Bush’s foundation has now joined with the Common Core–peddling Fordham Institute under a new phony-baloney umbrella group: “Conservatives for Higher Standards.”

…Heather Crossin, a conservative Indiana mom who helped spearhead the drive to eject Bennett from office and reject Common Core in her state, put it best. She told me after the latest crony-Republican education scandal this week: “This situation illustrates why it is crucial that parents be reinserted into the decision-making process when it comes to the education of their children. When their voices and concerns take a backseat to ‘command and control’ approaches to ed reform, the public trust can easily be broken.”

It’s elementary. Read the full article here~ 

Jeb’s Education Racket: The former Florida governor and his GOP cronies have lowered standards and increased corruption.

By Michelle Malkin

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More articles about Tony Bennett, Jeb Bush, Chiefs for Change, Foundation for Excellence in Education:

8.1.13 – “Jeb Bush: The biggest loser in the Tony Bennett resignation” – by Valerie StraussThe Washington Post — http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/08/01/the-biggest-loser-in-the-tony-bennett-resignation/

8.1.13 – “Tony Bennett resigns Florida education post amid scandal” – by Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post —http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/tony-bennett-resigns-florida-education-post-amid-scandal/2013/08/01/3082416a-faef-11e2-a369-d1954abcb7e3_story.html?hpid=z5

7.29.13 – “AP Exclusive: Tony Bennett’s Scandal: Big Donor’s Charter School Grade Change” —http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-gop-donors-school-grade-changed-182455021.html

 

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