One minute Catherine Isaac, John Banks and Hekia Parata are saying charter schools are nothing to worry about, no big thing, just an addition to the system, yadda yadda. Next thing Catherine is calling them “a quiet revolution”.
Really? A revolution is it?
Revolution/rɛvəˈluːʃ(ə)n/ – a dramatic and wide-reaching change in conditions, attitudes, or operation
Revolution \ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\ – a sudden, radical, or complete change
So what’s it to be, guys – an addition that’s nothing to worry about? Or a radical change?
Or do you just tailor your witterings to suit the audience, and to hell with honesty? (Don’t answer that, it was completely rhetorical.)
Well, just for the record, Catherine, a revolution is usually led by the underdog to reclaim some power from those holding them down. In this case it’s those in power taking more away from the underdog, so rather than a revolution , you could have been honest and said that it’s a quiet, sneaky, takeover.
Because that’s the truth of it: National and ACT are slowly leading our education system down the path of global reforms that have not yet helped a single country’s education system improve and have seen many a country slip backward.