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Back from the break at the PS1NC 'privatization of public schools' forum.
Up now is a panel of teachers, all of whom are affiliated with the NCAE, Red4Ed or both.
Red4Ed leader Angie Scioli is giving written remarks throwing shade on charters, claiming dirty classrooms, nepotism, and sketchy benefits.

Scioli was one of several who helped foment the May Day strike this year.
Scioli gives anonymous anecdotes of charter teachers bring untrained and schools bring "dumpster fires."
Asked random kids on camping trip this summer about their school ...
Scioli says the mom of those kids said her charter school doesn't teach history.

Scioli trashes charters a bit more then says slick marketing is why charters are popular.
Scioli says teaching is a "stew" of high level training, implies charter teachers don't have that training
Scioli says Americans are not investing in the 'communal good'.

Says that too much choice is bad and school choice is worse.
Scioli claims that because charters and private schools are small, they offer less and teachers have to do more.
Says charters are not "efficient."
Terrance Ruth introduced the NCAE panel. He is running for Kushner's WCPSS board seat in 2020. He was the former exdc director of the NC NAACP and a wake schools employee.
Now talking is Justin Parmenter, another NCAE teacher from CMS.
He trashes charters, says the law let's them fail children and none of them are innovative.
Parmenter now promotes magnet schools. Says he went to a magnet because his family lacked money for private school

If he had lived in NC, the Opportunity Scholarship Program would have helped him.
Parmenter Tells a story of his magnet school that he teaches in which is a language immersion school
His school uses a lottery system to determine admittance using socioeconomic measures.
Parmenter's school by using su h an admission system isn't really using a lottery by using those specific criteria.
Charters on the other hand hold blind lotteries based on seats available.
Parmenter implies charters 'cherry pick' students.

That's patently false.
Now up is Tamika Walker Kelly, PS1NC and NCAE board mber as well as a member of the protests group Red4Ed.
Kelly starts out saying students of color are "pushed out" of charters and private schools.
She says zero tolerance policies are supporting a "school to prison pipeline."
Kelly mentions students of color being disciplined in charter schools for their hairstyles... give no specific example.
Kelly says minority students are not getting "culturally relevant" educations unless they are in a district school .
Stops short of blaming white privilege for keeping students of color "on the outside" of schools.
Up next is Stu Egan. Another NCAE teacher. He runs a blog that attacks Supt. Johnson and Republican legislature almost daily.
Egan claims #ncga lawmakers hide the good things that happen in public schools.
Claims school report cards are unfair. He also claims SAS and the state are in cahoots somehow over "anomalous criteria" to grade schools.
Egan brings up the school A to F scoring system. Says it was slated to go from a 10 or scale which would have been a "seismic" disaster.
Egan does not show the audience what that A to F scale is.

It's a scandal really.
Read why
Egan now attacking Baker Mitchell of the Roger Bacon academy for his OpEd slamming anti choice advocates for their shameful segregation rhetoric.
Egan says the public is being lied to about public schools and that's why they go to charters or private schools.
Shows a chart with little context by Kris Nordstom on growth.
Egan fails to mention most charters are only a few years old and often with students who are already way behind.
Nordstrom knows that too.
Funny, both complain about how district schools are scored but then scored charters as unfairly.
Question about evaas scores. Asked Egan if parents should be able to see those scores.
There's a bit of a ton foil moment in the responses about some SAS/dpi plot ...
Another Q: how should we score schools other than the ways you don't like such as A-F / EVAAS?
Scioli makes a weird reference to social studies teaching Bei g s "dumping ground" for gym teachers...

Earlier she claimed charters had unqualified teachers...
Kelly says not enough factors are included in how schools are scored.

Another Q asks about testing and how it supports white privilege.
Kelly answers, says standardized testing has a racist history, that racist origins of testing needs to be 'disrupted' .
Parmenter says teachers are threatened with loss of their jobs over testing or questioning testing.
Egan says the SAT is adding a diversity score to alleviate privilege bias in admissions.

That's not true. The SAT pulled sending the Diversity Score after public outcry.
Question about inclusion of family members do they don't flee to "well marketed" options.

Kelly acknowledges some parents don't feel welcome.
Egan says schools should form relationship with families outside the classroom

That's hard to do when your kid is being shipped across the district.
Q: why are parents who choose other options treated like the enemy?

Egan says he doesn't great parents like enemies.

Parent refutes that, you're calling choice parents racists!

The meeting organizers cut the parent off.

Here's the second Panel thread

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