Right-on, Mr. Singer!
The protocol of "Problem--Reaction--Solution" is a favored tactic of today's Shock Doctrine devotees.
They enter into countries, attack their people and destroy their infrastructure and then these failed states become petri-dishes for all sorts of violence. The outcome is known in advance and works as rationale to call in yet more firepower and armed forces.
It's fascinating that this process runs parallel to disease in a human body. It's believed by holistic medical practitioners that disease does not take down a healthy body, it's what happens when the body is out of balance and open to breakdown.
Shock Doctrine devotees defund public schools to thereby gather evidence that "the schools are failing." This, in turn, is used as a pretext to send in the jackals who purchase the public's assets at pennies on the dollar.
Note how precisely this same operation is put to work in foreign lands. John Perkins has documented it in, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man."
Using merely test scores as their references, the moral misfits behind the campaigns to defund schools siphon money (that would be much better spent on the arts and programs of creative engagement) into testing which "coincidentally" fattens the wallets of the Big Campaign Donors. The designated failed schools fall into the hands of Predatory Capitalists' exploits. The outcome is planned from the get-go.
This bears repeating:
"Students must have their physical needs met first—be fed, have a full night’s rest, etc. Then they have to feel safe, loved, and esteemed before they can reach their potentials.
"But meeting these needs is a daily challenge. Our students come to us with a wealth of traumas and we’re given a poverty of resources to deal with them."
Thank you for seeing the truth and being a caring teacher. Your students will benefit from both.