By Mary Thompson, 3D Research Group
“When advocating for “local control” of schools, be aware of how the change agents distort terms to their own ends. When we advocate for “local control” of schools we mean it in the traditional sense of locally elected representation at the local school district level. We mean parental oversight and citizen accountability.
The Charter School movement has also commandeered the term “local control” to appeal to self-identified conservatives to accept the idea of charter schools. Now there is yet another hijacking of the term by the womb-to-tomb advocates, who are using it to legitimatize their over-reaching plans to involve parents in the agenda planned for their own children, overseen by the state to ensure that each child comes already conditioned to conform… and all in the name of “Local Control.””
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Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education
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