When it came to charter schools, our local ed board was all for flexibility in the classroom:
Public school students have different needs requiring different classroom techniques... Evidence continues to mount that students need creativity and flexibility in the classroom and the current system does not provide or encourage enough of it.
But when it comes to teachers demanding the flexibility in the classroom to, you know, teach, in lieu of administering MAP tests, not so much. Huh.
The history of education reform over the past couple decades has been one of steadily disempowering teachers through the imposition of ever more rigid curriculum and testing regimes, while simultaneously promoting charter schools as the the only alternative to the inflexibility inherent in ever more rigid curriculum and testing regimes. That the people who concomitantly advocate these twin "reforms" generally do so without a hint of cognitive dissonance, is truly remarkable.