Teacher’s Voice II – Weaponization

A couple weeks back, the refomers in Philadelphia were in full “sell” mode on hiring issues – full site select and mutual consent.  Jon Cetel, of the advocacy group PennCan, took to Twitter:

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Whoa!  Look at all these diverse groups who support this reform.  I’m sure they will respond thanking Mr. Cetel for uniting them on on this issue.

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Yeah…no.  Turns out that most of the groups do not support Full Site Select as Cetel lays it out and even the groups who do find his tactics, a polite golf clap as the governor starves our schools, as absolutely horrific.  While he was writing Op-Eds, they were marching and going on hunger strikes against PennCan’s actions.  Advocacy, indeed.1

And this wouldn’t be a big deal if it wasn’t so utterly common.  I’m starting to worry that being part of the conversation means being part of the problem.

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  1. And just FYI:  Count me among those who support real site select. This isn’t a policy issue, it’s a process one