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Poking the Bear

October 5, 2013

I still can’t imagine what compelled Superintendent Barresi and the State Department of Education to take on Jenks Public Schools and JMS Principal Rob Miller. He didn’t break any laws; he just hurt some feelings. He empowered one of the most active parent groups in the state with information. They chose not to participate in all the field tests given by the state. That was their right.

As Miller pointed out on his blog, the SDE’s investigation didn’t even include interviews with school personnel or parents. It consisted entirely of emails provided by the district. That’s hardly due diligence.

Now Diane Ravitch has jumped in, defending Miller. This story is going national.

Good luck with that.

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