INFORMATION FROM THE SOON TO BE RELEASED BOOK BY DR. BERGER: VITAL LIES: THE IRRELEVANCE OF OUR SCHOOLS IN THE INFORMATION AGE, Available through Millennialbooks.com. in March 2012.
Any charter school that does not provide students with an interdisciplinary comprehensive fact-based education in at least ten disciplines is not providing the foundation education children must have. Most charter schools do not provide this essential education. Next generation assessments may be sumative and formative. Evaluating everything from socialization/Americanization to the ability to apply learned information by problem solving. My guess is that all but a few charter schools will have to be closed. The current failure rate is way too high.
We are barraged with negative attacks and now the public believes all schools are failing and that teachers are the problem, corrupted by unions. Totally false, but this information is working for those who cry “School Choice” and NCLB stupidity. If you watched the republican debate last night, you heard about plans to destroy teachers and the profession.
Dr. Edward F. Berger, educator/author.