When the governor and legislators in Indiana talk corporate education reform crazy talk, Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer knew how to respond during a rally at the State House. She is a mom who knows how to speak in real terms about her child and her child’s essence.
One line in particular stood out and caused quite a stir. In order to understand the laser focus of her remark, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s often repeated comment about the purpose of high stakes testing and Race to the Top needs repeating.
What was this mom’s honest remark in response to Duncan’s irrational expectation?
“My child is not college and career ready, because he is a CHILD.”
– Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer
She has much more to say. Watch her deliver on this rally VIDEO posted via Facebook.
(By the way, Diane Ravitch recently posted a blog that refers to Duncan talk as “empty PR.” I respectfully disagree. Duncan’s magic-speak leads people to believe, with constant media repetition, that what he says is somehow viable. Crazy talk spoken as reality is caustic and damaging propaganda to all who hear it. It seems like it is time to call Crazy Talk crazy talk no matter how official it may sound coming from a hierarchical figure walking the halls of power.)