Reblogged from GADFLYONTHEWALLBLOG
Meet John Podesta.
He’s a Washington lobbyist working hard to support high stakes tests, Common Core and charter schools.
He’s also Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.
That’s right – the 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate who has been endorsed by the leaders of the national teachers unions has a corporate education reformer running her campaign.
Here are a few choice quotes from a speech Podesta gave in 2012 to the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a corporate education reform think tank established by Jeb Bush.
On Competition in Education:
“I think this emphasis that President Obama and Secretary Duncan have placed on competition – not just Race to the Top but competition throughout the system of education – is quite a good one, and I think the federal resources can be used to both support the development of new models and can force state experimentation in a way that’s quite healthy.”