Jonathan Pelto, author of the “Wait, What?” blog, continues to ride his train to nowhere.
In a recent piece of drivel, he tries to criticize Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s taking credit for the success of the Jumoke Academy in Hartford. Take note that Pelto, who has consistently opposed education reform, is admitting that the Jumoke Academy has been a success.
In the same post, Pelto says that Malloy’s education reform efforts had nothing to do with the charter school’s success, but says Malloy stacked the deck by creating a model charter school.
In Pelto’s words, “Wait, What?”
Instead of offering a well-deserved round of applause for Jumoke’s achievements, Pelto resorts to a nitpicking, confusing rant, with contradictions galore. It’s almost as if Pelto can’t decide which to hate more, Malloy or the reforms that are actually working to improve the lives of children.
Pelto takes issue with the very model that is making such a difference at Jumoke. He has the gall to warn parents of Hartford students to beware that more support services and instructional assistants for every teacher actually result in higher achievement.
Isn’t that what every parent wants for their children? Better instruction and more teachers?
It was one year ago that Malloy signed a landmark piece of education reform legislation into law (Public Act 12-116) to pave the way for more schools like Jumoke Academy. Pelto has opposed Malloy and the year-old law vehemently and repeatedly.
Pelto, unwilling or unable to admit that Jumoke and schools like it use a model that works, has whittled out a petty little place for himself, criticizing everything good. It’s really kind of sad.