Washington Teachers Furlough Rally at Washington Post Today
People are putting 2+2 together and figuring out that favorable press coverage for ed deform at WAPO has a profit motive - the connection to one of the big money makers out of ed deform test prep mania - Kaplan. The more testing the bigger the profit – Race to the Top of the profit heap.
By the way, interesting that there are furlough days to keep away from layoffs- certainly not on the table here in NYC - and it shouldn't be given that there is no need for cuts.
WHERE: Washington Post Building, 1150 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC
The Washington Post has buried the truth about education reform in DC!
The Washington Post endorses IMPACT (test score centered teacher evaluation) at any cost!
The Washington Post's ownership of Kaplan Higher Education, the U.S. premiere education profiteers, creates a conflict of interest on education policies.
The Washington Post has consistently discounted the credentials, abilities and performance of hard working DC public school teachers. Kaplan's revenues, which are generated primarily by federal student loans, fuel their Editorial Board. The education stories have been uniquely biased against traditional public education creating a worse situation. Their national agenda has been about profit, not the people of Washington, DC or their children.
CALL TO ACTION: The WTU is asking for all those who care about public education in the District to:
Join forces to let the Washington Post know that we will not stand by while they continue with unfair and biased reporting.
Boycott the Washington Post newspaper until they stop lying!
Support community newspapers that report fairly and care about teachers, students and real education reform in the District.