Monday, July 29, 2013

THIS Tony Bennett Never Had a Heart to Leave in San Francicso

He also doesn't have any kind of conscience when it comes to helping big donors. A big-time scandal is a-brewing in Indiana, where the "great" education "reformer" Tony Bennett has been caught in a "grade-fixing" scandal.

He and Michelle Rhee would look good in orange jumpsuits, don't you think?

As teachers know, administrator pressure to change grades can jeopardize their careers, but administrators can and do get away with outright fraud, especially if they are state superintendents or education commissioners:

Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold "failing" schools accountable. But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade, Bennett's education team frantically overhauled his signature "A-F" school grading system to improve the school's marks.

Emails obtained by The Associated Press show Bennett and his staff scrambled last fall to ensure influential donor Christel DeHaan's school received an "A," despite poor test scores in algebra that initially earned it a "C."

"They need to understand that anything less than an A for Christel House compromises all of our accountability work," Bennett wrote in a Sept. 12 email to then-chief of staff Heather Neal, who is now Gov. Mike Pence's chief lobbyist.

Time for Florida to ditch this prick, but Florida is run by an even bigger crook.

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