Jamie Woodson moved from a $40,000 salary in the state senate to a $325,000 job at S.C.O.R.E. (ka-CHING!) to promote Common Core and Pearson’s PARCC testing.. As such, she is the head cheerleader for a program that is in some trouble these days. Many question why Woodson and her top aide, David Mansouri, Gov. Bill Haslam, Bill Frist and the rest of the SCORE gang feel so strongly about changing the state’s school system with an untested, unproven, hugely expensive program. Why, indeed?
Here’s a better question for you: Between Governor Bill Haslam, former Sen. Bill Frist, Jamie Woodson and her chief aide David Mansouri, just how many of these “public school reformers” actually have or have had childreneducated in the public schools?
Tell you what: How about we let the legislators tax the tuition for private K-12 schools to help pay for Common Core? Bet you could hear the squeals from MBA and Ensworth all the way to the Capitol.
The message from SCORE folks for all the riff-raff who don’t have the money to pay for expensive private school tuition: “Please shut up and do as we say – not as we do.”
Rotten to the CORE. Rotten to the SCORE.