We don't know what this plan is however, because Jackson isn't saying.
We do know a few things though. Like most corporate education reformers, Jackson isn't collaborating with educators.
He said CTU is always willing to discuss changes and collaborate to improve the schools, but has not been included.
It is no surprise that the Governor seems delighted by this new, as Jackson had previously stated he supported SB5 like education reforms, even while denying he supported SB5. The fact that the plan is currently secret and no educator discussions have taken place provides more than a clue as to the direction Jackson wishes to take Cleveland schools.
The very real problem facing Cleveland schools isn't a lack of corporate education reform, but instead the state having raided its budget.
Jackson is now having to plan a local levy push, along with lay offs and service recutions in order to compensate for this massive loss of revenue. Perhaps Jackson should spend a few minutes talking to the Governor not about corporate ed reform, but school funding reform - the administration is looking for ideas on a new funding formula.