Charter School Board President Resigns Post Over Common Core, Calls it ‘a Lousy Educational Model’
The board president of a well-respected Michigan charter school is resigning his post in protest over Common Core, the one-size-fits-all learning standards experiment that’s taking root in 43 states.
Brian Polet has served on Eagle Crest Charter Academy’s school board for the past 16 years, and he says the school has suffered Common Core-fueled chaos “over the past two years.”
In his resignation letter, obtained by Scathing Purple Musings, Polet notes the school board’s approach to making policy decisions has been to ask, “Is it good for our children?”
Polet has determined that Common Core and the accompanying standardized test (known as Smarter Balanced) are not.
“This copy-written, corporate-driven education model has been developed by non-teachers and edu-crats from Washington to Lansing to the detriment of students, parents, taxpayers and local school boards,” Polet writes.
He also warns that “Soviet-style” approach to education is shifting control of schools from parents and taxpayers to state and national officials.
But most “disturbing” to Polet is that the charter school will no longer be able “to guarantee the data privacy of our students.”