Friday, September 20, 2013

A Ram with a Scam?

Bobby White told the Daily News on September 16 that he will be "a Ram for life," referring to the Frayser High School mascot.  After getting national attention on Fox & Friends by enforcing a ban on baggy pants at Westside Middle where he was principal a couple of years back, White has become the darling of the State-funded effort to corporatize and charterize Memphis schools, as Bill Gates has designed.

White has his own consulting business, has hired on as an employee of the Achievement School District (ASD), has started his own charter school company, and is a voice of the State Charter School Incubator.

Showing no concern for apparent conflicts of interest, Barbic of the ASD recently approved White's MLK Prep to begin operations in Memphis in 2014.  As far as we can tell, White continues on the state payrolls and corporate payrolls as he beats the bushes in the Frayser community looking for support of his company to take over Frayser High School when the Achievement District moves in next year.  With so much money to be made in the feeding frenzy to carve up Memphis schools, White appears to be on full throttle.

Wherever he ends up, we can be assured that he will solve the education problems that are most pressing--at least the ones that have to do with baggy pants.

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