Love That Bob (Compton)

    Not. Well, filmmaker and self proclaimed ed expert, nee ed deformer Bob Compton, is not loved by Paola de Kock over at the NYC Public School Parent blog.

    What Is Our Children Learning from Ersatz Education Experts?

    Paola writes:

    "Compton’s bright new ideas are the usual mix of “assessment and accountability” measures, pay-for-performance, and limitless expansion of charter schools and of teaching by TFA recruits and private-sector professionals; details are, of course, available by clicking the “Shop my store” tab."

    "According to his biography on, he is or has been an “IBM Systems Engineer, Professional Venture Capitalist, Angel Investor, President/COO of NYSE company, Entrepreneur and Filmmaker”; and “active in over 30 businesses including software, telecommunication services, healthcare services and medical devices.”

    Bob apparently has problems with sticking with one thing. You see, Bob, some of us spent an entire career actually teaching kids. I even spent 27 years in one school. I know, I know. In your world that makes me a slacker. I guy without ambition (except to teach) to rise up in the competitive world you want education to be.

    Ed Notes was visited by Bob Compton, or "Dumb Bob" as he signed his first comment after we posted this:

    Renowned Arizona Charter School Asks Disruptive Students to Leave

    We responded to Bob with this post:

    Dear Dumb Bob Compton

    And DB returned with a 2 part comment that read like a press release for the market based ed deformer crowd. Stop by and respond.

    Nostalgia Note: Love That Bob with Bob Cummings was all the rave in the mid-50's when we were kids, particularly pre-adolescent boys. Cummings played a bachelor photographer and dated the hottest girls, who often wore skimpy outfits. More on the show here.

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