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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

HELP WANTED...OR JUST A HEAD FAKE? Grand Traverse Academy Board Surreptitiously Issues Request For Proposal; Management Company Submission Deadline April 21 @ 3:00pm

WHAT?? 'IVL' STILL ON THE MENU AT GRAND TRAVERSE ACADEMY! 

IS THAT WHY STEVEN INGERSOLL'S BUSILY WORKING ON REVISIONS TO 'ICON LEARNING FLASH LESSONS'...FROM HIS PRISON CELL?  

Potential management suitors interested in the blushing Grand Traverse Academy better shake it, baby, shake it — bids are due no later than 3:00pm on Friday, April 21!

A couple interesting tidbits from the RFP (aside from the fact it was posted without fanfare or public announcement): prior to the search for his possible replacement, Mark Noss had the management contract locked down through June 30, 2021 and Integrated Visual Learning (IVL) remains a strategic planning goal of the charter school.

And the proposal only appears on the school's website, not high-traffic sites like Bid4Michigan, which the Grand Traverse Academy board used as recently as December 2016 in its search for a Construction Manager for its expansion project. 

IVL is the farkakteintellectual property” promoted by defrocked former optometrist Steven Ingersoll, and described on the Excel Institute’s website as “an optometric process used to improve learning in students with vision problems”. 

(The Excel Institute is a company founded by Ingersoll, and run out of the same office space housing Mark Noss’s optometry practice in Traverse City.) 

Although “Integrated Visual Learning” is the foundation of much of Ingersoll’s “intellectual property”, the image at left, a screen capture from U. S. Copyright Office records, reveals Ingersoll and Mark Noss share the copyright for the original 1994 IVL process text.


Just like Chang and Eng, you can't separate those two!

(Wonder if Noss will throw his moth-eaten hat into the ring? Or his version of Jared, fortunate son-in-law Brian Lynch?)

 



1 comment:

  1. Wouldn't surprise anyone if /when the Bay City Academy closes its doors in June, 2017, and /or if it becomes a satellite campus of the GTA perhaps? Then Noss, his son-in-law, and other business partner(s) could dream up a new management company in name only and some players changing positions? Sounds like the State Dept of Ed needs to do some work and get their glasses on or get a new prescription to finally start digging for the scoop, or should we say dirt?

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