We do need Accountability in Education

I’ve been hearing a lot about ACCOUNTABILTIY from the pro testing crowd. We have to test children within an inch of their life because if we don’t we aren’t holding teachers ACCOUNTABLE. And what would this world be without ACCOUNTABILITY?

I want the readers of this blog to know that I very much believe in ACCOUNTABILITY. In fact, I think there are a few people who should be held to account:

Where is the accountability for Governor Charlie Baker, who has only been in office half a year, for slashing millions of dollars in funding for early education and kindergarten grants? http://www.slate.com/blogs/schooled/2015/07/24/massachusetts_budget_nattle_kindergarten_spending_cuts_raise_concerns.html

Where is the accountability for the ladies and gentleman of the Massachusetts state legislator, who despite their constitutional obligations, continue to drastically underfund public schools sending them into desperate conditions? http://www.telegram.com/article/20150713/NEWS/150719648

Where is the accountability for city officials for allowing Boston schools to fall into a state of disrepair so that many of our school buildings should be condemned?

Where is the accountability for the world class universities and institutions that refuse to pay their fair share of PILOT payments even though they are supported by the city’s services? https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/07/21/many-boston-colleges-fall-short-voluntary-payments-city/D8jVTjEKrPkMOZq8N4q83M/story.html

I want the education reformers to know that I very much believe in accountability. I give all these folks a NEEDS IMPROVEMENT rating.

I, for one, am ready to hold people accountable.

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