HOW DOES CORRUPTION WORK TO END PUBLIC SCHOOLS? Deborah Gist, the former state superintendent of schools in Rhode Island, has recommended a $920,000 contract for the Boston Consulting Group in Tulsa, where she is now district superintendent. The contract will be funded by 'private donors.' BCG has won similar contracts in other districts. Their reports typically recommend downsizing and privatization. The Tulsa school board will be writing a blank check to BCG unless they find out exactly who is giving advice and why Tulsa should want it, even if someone else is paying the bill. This is not good news for Tulsa.
In other districts, when BCG arrives, public education is in danger.
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)