" Kaplan, - elected to two terms on the Denver Board of Education- writes about Denver Sup't Tom Boasberg's unsuitability to be Secretary of Education. Reformers have been touting Denver as a great demonstration of the success of their brand of high-stakes testing, teacher evaluation by test scores, and privatization. Kaplan has written repeatedly (see here & here )how these policies had consistently negative effects, despite the spin . Hillary, DO NOT appoint a businessman with No experience as an educator, who approaches education like a business. The model used is called a “portfolio strategy” and depends on constant churn from constantly closing schools and opening schools. There are other reasons, but the most important of them is that he is a zealous advocate for education policies that have failed, again and again Also, he never listens to parents and community members."