Wednesday, February 16, 2011
If you had any doubt about whether Gotham Schools, the allegedly down-the-middle school news site, has an agenda, your doubts should be over. Take a look at this morning's Rise and Shine links.
In them, you will find four--count 'em--FOUR links to articles and opinion pieces in the New York Post alone that condemn teacher seniority. If that wasn't enough, they link to Daily News and Wall Street Journal articles that are basically the same trash, although not as blatant as the teacher-bashing Post.
Before you say "Oh, that's just a coincidence" take a look at what GS omitted. There was a piece in the NY Times yesterday that connected all the dots and $$$ between the anti-seniority players. It showed the ties between the Mayor4life, the Asshats4Education, "Chancellor" Black, DFER, and ERN. See also Reality Based Educator's excellent analysis of the piece.
So why didn't Gotham Schools consider that Times piece newsworthy, but found space for SIX anti-seniority, anti-teacher pieces from the billionaire-run tabloids?
You can connect the dots and $$$ on that one.