Allison Bates, Ben Joravsky, Erika Wozniak and Mick Dumke.
I went to the Hideout last night for First Tuesday with Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke.
Their guests were teachers, Allison Bates and Erika Wozniak.
I didn’t see him, but it seems Peter Cunningham was also in the audience engaging in creative writing in his tweets.
Peter is the charter loving, union hating guy behind Education Post (no link from me), which is well-funded by fat pocket corporatist education reformers.
So, I see his tweet from First Tuesday.
— Peter Cunningham (@PCunningham57) April 5, 2016
That was supposed to be a quote from Allison.
As quotes go that would be like someone saying, “I had a great day at the beach until I was swept away by a giant tsunami.”
And then tweeting it as, “I had a great day at the beach.”
Allison went on to describe the low pay, obsession with test scores and other conditions typical of charters.
None of which was mentioned by Cunningham.
As soon as Allison won her grievance against CPS for putting her on the Do Not Hire list, she left the charter school she was at and is now back at CPS in a neighborhood school.
I engaged Cunningham about his creative writing. I tweeted back the rest of what Allison said.
But here is the problem. When you do engage Cunningham about his BS, it suits him just fine because it gives him the visibility his funders desire. That’s the point of him posting his provocative creative writing.
What do you think? Engage or ignore?