Below is an email sent to me by a teacher unamused at the Bill Gates backed ‘education non-profit’ using Wake county official email to push their non-profit’s agenda items.
Gee, sounds familiar.
From: “Angie Scioli” <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/2015 12:20PM
Subject: Wake teachers seek your input on ed policy
Hi Fellow Wake County Teachers,
We are inviting you to join us in an effort to give teachers a voice in educational policymaking in North Carolina. A national nonpartisan, nonprofit group, the Hope Street Group, in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education, is gathering input from North Carolina classroom teachers.
Thirty statewide Hope Street Teacher Voice Network Fellows are leading focus groups and launching surveys to craft a plan of action to further support N.C. teachers. We are the three Fellows from Wake County, and are asking for your help and participation in building a collective voice to encourage positive change in N.C. school systems.
Join our professional learning network via this Google form to receive policy updates and teacher leadership opportunities.
When you do, you will receive the fall policy survey (brief, 15 questions) and information about upcoming focus groups. Collected data will be analyzed and full reports will be shared with the State Board. It is the stated goal of this partnership that the State Board will take action on 70% of the recommendations that come from the report. Data from the reports will also form the basis for talking points we use as we build relationships with members of the General Assembly. We will conduct a second “wave” of data collection this spring.
When you get the survey link, please share it far and wide. We have a goal to gather input from 10% of NC teachers this round, and 25% next year.
Join our network to help us raise teacher professionalism and ultimately enhance North Carolina students’ educational experience.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Akinyi Edmonds, Heritage Middle School
Trey Ferguson, Leesville Road High School
Angie Scioli, Leesville Road High School
NC Teacher Voice Fellows
Gee, using tax payer resources to promote Hope Street Group activities, including collecting teacher emails for their distribution purposes.
I don’t give a good God damn if they are ‘partners’ with DPI or not, this is NOT an appropriate use of a resource the taxpayer funds. Bill Gates has given them piles of money, use your own damn email.
Why is this group needed to get input from North Carolina teachers? Isn’t that DPI’s job?
This ‘partnership’ represents yet another thing that DPI, under the direction of Superintendent Atkinson, has farmed out to a ‘non-profit’ funded by big business.
“national nonpartisan, nonprofit group, the Hope Street Group”
They’re a Common Core propaganda group running around various states trying to recruit teachers to ‘turn the tide’ on public opinion of the standards.
They pull in other teachers by saying they are really trying to affect broader policies. That’s total crap. Go check out their Arne Duncan approved The Teacher Common Core Playbook.
Read my series on them:
- Another House In the Common Core Potemkin Village: Hope Street Group
- Common Core Potemkin Village: Hope Street Group – Money and History
- More On NC’s ‘Partnership’ With The Gates Backed Hope Street Group
- An Update On #CommonCore Potemkin Village Resident: Hope Street Group
- You can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting a Bill Gates non-profit
Now that you’re caught up on Hope Street Group, do you remember Angela Scioli of protest group, Red4EdNC? I’ve mentioned her here on the blog a few times.
She showed up at the Common Core Commission as ‘just a mom’ touting the wonders of Common Core math.
Scioli’s also the teacher who can’t go to the grocery store on over $60k a year and was featured in that ridiculous Op-Ed by the millionaire social justice warrior and all around leftist, Gene Nichol.
With all this activity of Scioli’s, when does she teach?