Instead of studying and adopting best practices from around the country, the education establishment chose to attack the methodology used in grading their schools.
When our state leaders decide to study and adopt best practices instead of faulty school grading policies, I'm sure the “education establishment*” — otherwise known as teachers and administrators — will be happy to discuss something else.
For that matter, when federal, state, and corporate leaders start supporting and providing resources for public education, instead of trying to destroy it, they'll get the results they claim they way.
If you want to see what the “education establishment*” is really discussing, read the #oklaed archives.
*Considering the current reformers have been working on their plans to dismantle public education since the 1980s (A Nation at Risk), wouldn't that make the “reformers” the education establishment, and those of us who are seeking change the actual reformers?
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master's of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students' voices and choices.