Speaking of Cheap Political Theater
We seem to have irritated the governor. All of the criticism of the state’s A-F Report Card system does not please her. Apparently when she’s not making appearances on Fox News or raising boatloads of cash, she actually pays attention to some of the things that happen here. Well, her spokesperson does. From tomorrow’s Tulsa World:
“It’s not helpful to anyone’s cause. It seems to be some opponents are absolutely bent on undermining the credibility of the entire system,” said Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz. “The fact of the matter is this grading system, regardless of whether or not you believe it should have been put together differently, is the law.”
The link is a preview of tomorrow’s article which also teases the idea that continued criticism of the law and the results could jeopardize additional funding for schools. Let me see if I understand. The governor doesn’t care much for research. She disagrees with the OU/OSU researchers’ findings. She doesn’t want people to voice displeasure with laws (except for the laws she doesn’t like). And people having opinions could cost schools money.
In other words, shut up, or I’ll punish the kids. Well, she won’t, but her people will.