C. R. POLK SCHOOL'S IMPROVED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT CURSE
Polk Elementary school in Cedar Rapids is loaded with poor and minority students BUT improved its student achievement and got off the NCLB In Need of Assistance List, for academic failures. Polk proved, as Judy Hintz at Educational Resources Associates in West Des Moines routinely proves, that poor and minority kids can learn!!
Polk’s performance improvement debunks the ingrained constructivist belief that poor and minority kids can’t learn and can’t be taught.
Superintendent Benson knows this and strongly recommended Polk be closed—which would eliminate Polk and the threat of Polk further debunking what Benson and his constructivist ilk worship—and use as chronic excuses for poor school performance. Benson and school officials blame the poor and minority kids and their parents, who themselves were educated in the public schools.
And Benson et. al. were getting away with it, until Hintz and Polk!!
Benson, and other Iowa school officials, can’t use poor and minority kids as excuses for poor school performance if he leaves Polk open. He can no longer claim the 19 other C. R. schools can’t get off the In Need of Assistance list—as Polk did. The same applies to other Iowa schools on the In Need of Assistance List.
This poses a huge problem for him, and he knows it--and for DE Director Jason Glass and other constructivist Iowa school officials as well!
But it gets worse.
Listen to Mickelson in the Morning Podcast at Direct download: mickelson-2011-09-16.mp3 and move the slider as shown below to hear C. R. school board member Ann Rosenthal talk as if she has also been duped to believe poor and minority students are a problem. Ann will decide and vote to close or keep Polk open. Will she vote to close Polk, to prevent it from further debunking what she apparently believes about poor and minority kids?
Polk is a major threat to establishment and constructivist excuses for poor school performance!!! Will the Cedar Rapids school board cave to the superintendent and his constructivist ilk--and close Polk, and slap and condemn it for its exemplary performance?
Meanwhile, Board President Laverty still has the silencing sock in his mouth, that board member Meisterling so deeply inserted--so he won’t respond to Iowalive public input and concerns—that he claims to want. L
WILL THE CEDAR RAPIDS SCHOOL BOARD CLOSE POLK AND CONTINUE TO JUSTIFY THIS ROAD SIGN?