The Murdoch Post is running a critical story about a NYC high school that has cut its sports programs in order to focus on test prep, test scores, and graduation rates.
What, pray tell, do the corporate ed deform shills at the Murdoch Post expect when they have helped create and promote an education culture that has tied people's careers, pay and even reputations to test prep, test scores and graduation rates?
Given the number of schools that have been shut down or are undergoing "transformation" under the Obama administration's or Bloomberg administration's education policies, given the reality that teachers will soon see their names and "ratings" based upon test scores in the very same pages of the Murdoch Post as this story, OF COURSE schools are going to limit ALL activities that do not contribute to test prep, test scores and graduation rates.
That's the point of instituting a punitive policy that scapegoats educators and schools.
For the ed deform shills at the Murdoch Post to act - shocked!!! shocked!!! - that this has happened is disingenuous at best, rampantly dishonest and hypocritical at worst.
And when it comes to the Murdoch Post and the people who work there, you can never lose when you simply assume the worst.