THIS is what the EWA attendees should have seen at the recent conference: the truth about current education reform.

 

What’s Wrong With Today’s Society Captured In 10+ Brutally Honest Illustrations contains illustrations by English artist John Holcroft  showing the ills of political policy in many areas of our lives.   A picture is said to be worth a thousand words and the illustrations below capture the outcome/effects of current education reform.

Regardless of the PR pitching at the recent Education Writers Association conference (where education writers are told ‘how’ to write about educational issues), these illustrations convey the truth about the cause/effect of choice architects deciding on the education your child receives, regardless of what state you live in and what school your student attends.

 

 

THE RESULT OF EMPHASIS ON INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Forget the classics

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL HIERARCHY ENSURING ESSA MANDATES ARE FOLLOWED:

USDOEd, REGIONAL CENTERS, STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES, SUPERINTENDENTS, SCHOOLS, PARENTS

in that order

 

 

 

PHILANTHROPISTS’ REASON FOR PUBLIC/PRIVATE ED REFORM

It’s not for the kids

 

 

 

 

THE GOAL OF EDUCATION: COMMON ‘EQUITY’

Personalization? Excellence? Hardly

 

 

ADMINISTRATORS, NGOs, POLITICIANS & CONTROLLING CHILDREN

So what’s the reason?

 

 

 

THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF ESSA/COMMON CORE ED REFORM

Your child is just another data set in the sea of data sets and is easily replaceable

 

 

 

THE EFFECT OF STEAM TRAINING

Students still undercut by cheaper foreign workers? Is STEAM just a path to mandate more technology products in the classroom?

 

 

 

HOW POLITICIANS RESPOND TO TAXPAYERS CONCERNED ABOUT THE ILL EFFECT, FINANCIAL COST OF

NGO DIRECTED ED REFORM

They don’t

 

THE TAKEOVER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION VIA THE CIRCUMVENTION

OF THE POLITICAL PROCESS

The NGO Version of Education: It’s a maze designed to deny the rule of law

to determine educational policies

State Constitutions? Who needs them anyway?

 

 

 

THE  ED REFORM RECIPE

Education is the same for every student so every student can supply whatever the workforce requires

Gotta fill the mold

 

 

STUDENTS TRACKED VIA DATA SETS JUST LIKE DRESSES

Your child is reduced to a scanned commodity via

The Student Longitudinal Data System

 

 

 

EFFECT OF BEING COMMON & DEATH OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Ask the ed reformers on how those test scores/academic achievement gaps are rising/narrowed

They’re not

THIS is the outcome of current educational reform: the data confirms it

 

 

 

 

 

Find more illustrations by John Holcroft here.

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