Michigan: Another EAA Teacher Speaks Out About Failure of Snyder’s EAA

Diane Ravitch's blog

Over the past few days, I have posted some astonishing articles from Eclectablog, the Michigan blogger who has been following the story of Governor Rick Snyder’s misnamed “Education Achievement Authority.”

This is a special district set up for low-performing schools from across the state. The governor’s plan is to continue expanding the EAA under the leadership of John Covington, a graduate of the unaccredited Broad Academy. In his previous job in Kansas City, the district lost accreditation shortly after Covington decamped to Michigan. Not a stellar record as a turnaround star. The Broad Foundation gave EAA $10 million to keep it afloat.

Eclectablog has printed the accounts of teachers who work for the EAA. All describe horrific conditions for teaching and learning. Neither students nor teachers are safe. The technology is ineffectual and experimental. The schools have no curriculum or discipline and poor leadership. They seem to be staffed mainly…

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