I've seen an interesting invitation to an event sponsored by Stand for Children. Its title is "Help Stand for Children Move Education Reform Forward" and it is scheduled for tomorrow night. The recommended donation is $250 (gulp) but all donations are welcome. It is being held at a private home with the speakers being Dr. Goodloe-Johnson and Rep. Reuven Carlyle. Here is the stated "goal" but I couldn't say if it is the goal of the evening, the goal of Stand or the goal of Dr. Goodloe-Johnson and Rep. Carlyle:
Our Goal; With your help, we can build the political influence necessary to elect education reform champions and advocate for policies to improve performance in our public schools.
Now there's a mouthful. Is it Dr. Goodloe-Johnson's job to attend private fundraisers to exert political influence? What is an "education reform champion"? And, lastly, is the inference that the current leadership in SPS is NOT advocating for policies to improve performance in our public schools?
Alas, I was unable to attend. Please, by all means, discuss among yourselves; I'll be interested to hear your reactions. (I know some folks at Stand so I'll ask them myself.) Sometimes this business of ferreting out information can be highly entertaining and I'm sure it drives some people slightly wild wondering how Charlie and I find out so much information. It's amazing (and gratifying) how many contacts we have in all directions from the years toiling in this district.