Tuesday, November 22, 2016

JJ presents THE Edbuild contract

Here is the Edbuild contract.  It finally appeared on DFA's website.  Read it to your heart's content.


Anonymous said...

This will be MAGIC 2.0

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me why any of this was so hush hush? I don't see anything out of the ordinary. I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

So, Edbuild is NOT going to recommend a new education funding formula. Edbuild is going to build a school funding model, train an unnamed subgroup on how to use the model, and provide assistance as the mysterious subgroup produces the new education funding formula. What could go wrong?

Anonymous said...

It's not out of ordinary 10:29, the Jackson City Government pull stuff like this all of the time. Tate is a fraud.

Anonymous said...

It was never about the contract. It was and is about a legislature (particularly the leadership and both parties) that wants to exempt itself from transparency requirements while demanding that all other state and local agencies and officials follow the laws enacted by that legislature. Pure hypocrisy that has gone on way to long. I challenge the current legislature to stand up and have the courage to hold itself to the same transparency standards as all other government entities.

Anonymous said...

Ok 10:29 this is very, very simple. Ready? You're right!! This thing is crazy which is why it's so sad our guys missed it so bad but after watching the nightmare of the last couple of sessions, what do you expect?? Now I will add Tate wildly played the house guys (big surprise) on letting them vote first before the only adult (sadly I might add) in the room, Jim Hood, called them on it. I don't know when this will end or if it will end, but goodness it hurts to watch.

Anonymous said...

3, 2, 1, cue the quick texts and calls that are "hey man, let's hit back at these losers!!" that are starting on the third floor of the capitol.

Anonymous said...

Just more of the same old b..s... Of course they did not include the 'mandatory clauses' for contracts that all state agencies must have in their contracts.
APPENDIX C - Required Clauses in Contracts for Services issued by the Personal Services Contract Review Board. These clauses include the contingency fees, gratuities, trade secrets, which should not apply here (HA!) And they did not have to jump through all the hoops to give the contract to whom they selected either. No open solicitations, legal advertising, 'sole source certification'.
These elected individuals think they are above everyone else in Mississippi when in essence, they are the ones that need watching more than anyone else.
Elections are three years away, but please people----remember all of this when you cast your next vote.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Transparent Tate all the way!

Anonymous said...

This is even worse than I imagined.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting to read about EdBuild.
First of all, it's supposed to be a non-profit
Their concept is to weight a formula so that the money follows the student based on student need...the more learning disabilities the student has, the greater the funding. And, there is emphasis on getting and retaining teachers for these students.
It's an interesting idea but seems to be in the experimental stages.
There is no question that schools in poor areas tend to have more students with learning challenges and get less money for those students...not just for the educating of the students but also for facilities and tools with which to educate the student. Nor do poor districts attract the best teachers.
But, I also think we have to be concerned that our bright students are often bored to tears and not being challenged.
If this were to result in a charter type system where students with different abilities were linked to a school that fit their needs and abilities, I could support that.
Charters have not developed that way to date. They tend to be a bit too focused with things like " language immersion" or " the arts" or " science". The abandonment of a general education of basic understandings ( once called " liberal arts" before " liberal became a bad word") hasn't helped us. We've gotten so specific we are losing the ability to see the interdependence of disciplines or to appreciate the larger context and implications beyond a narrow focus of interest.

We still need the " Renaissance " man who has the ability to see the trees and determine if they're in a forest.

Anonymous said...

We still need the " Renaissance " man who has the ability to see the trees and determine if they're in a forest.

No, we need people who can tell a tree from a stop sign. Most people can be leaning up against a tree with trees blocking their sight in every direction and still never know they are in a forest.

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