Orlando Sentinel Columnist Goes to Work for Jeb Bush Foundation
Thomas describes himself of "a critic" of Bush strategies? Not according to the two columns he wrote which I posted on this site.
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FCAT a successful reform tool, and no poll changes that
NOTE: It is well worth reading Florida public school counselor Bill Archer's deconstruction of this Mike Thomas column.
And here's a reader's summary: No real surprise here. My biggest complaint about Mike Thomas as a collumnist was how much of a JEB Bush apologist and sychophant he was.
Another Orlando Sentinel blog, Central Florida Political Pulse, was more critical of Thomas, noting that as a "top voice for the Sentinel, he was "friendly to the education reforms championed by Bush."
We should put a [sic] after 'education' when discussing outfits like Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education (sic). Bush isn't after excellence in education. He's for excellence in money accumulation from bombarding schools with technological fixes that reduce teacher professionalism and standardize education to the point that no humans need be present--other than a clerk making sure children keep staring at the computer screens.
If you think the foundation is about benefiting students, ask yourself why there is not one educator on the board of directors. The Team includes a number of operatives who advocate for school choice--as well as someone with these credits: worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as serving as a top technology and innovation advisor to the Secretary of Commerce. He also served as the nation's second Director of Educational Technology.
It's all about technology, stupid.
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