Michael Bloomberg may have shared a cup of coffee with Barack Obama, but the two have, apparently, a glaring difference of opinion when it comes to education.
At around the 5:20 mark in Obama’s victory speech from Wisconsin earlier this week, he said:
“And I won’t just talk about how great teachers are, I will reward them for their greatness, by giving them higher salaries. And giving them more support. And I want the highest standards in our schools. We have to have high standards, standards of excellence in order to compete in this global economy. But I don’t want our standards measured just by a single, high-stakes, standardized test, because I don’t want our teachers teaching to the test.”
Which seems to put Obama closer to Weprin’s perspective than to Bloomberg’s. When reached for comment, Weprin said, “It’s a goddamn movement, Azi.”