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Small Learning Communities: The New Face of School-to-Work|
Facilitators' tactics may include: shaping attendees' responses by asking only certain questions or by phrasing questions in certain ways; holding sessions by invitation only, then limiting those invitations to individuals known to have the "proper leanings"; alienating and ostracizing those who disagree (for dissenting teachers, this may include subtle threats to their jobs); collecting written input, then leaving out the opposition's views from the published results.
According to MREdCo, this is a "common" strategy of central planners and "is used to give the appearance of local decision-making when none exists."