A longtime critic of education fads, Ravitch says that at first she didn’t realize that No Child Left Behind was just another of those fads.
… who’s the ‘reformer’ and what does he think he’s ‘reforming?’ Read: The Daily Kos: Education Reformer Caught in a rare moment of anti-union honesty
… How many more ways do we need to hear this rhetoric before we stand up to those planning nothing short of annihilation. If we don’t take them seriously, who will? Click here to read: Truthout: Tea Party Admits it wants to shut down Public Schools
Click to read: Washington Post: Why I stopped helping ‘Stand for Children’
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “It means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” My friend Michael asked me what the word ‘reformer’ means. I stumbled and […]
Click to read: Daily News: Success Charter Network has been just that for Eva Moskowitz, but not for public schools
Today’s bipartisan corporate reformers tend to sidestep democracy altogether by abolishing school boards, promoting mayoral control, and hiring corporate-style CEOs who answer to a city’s power elite.
“There is one thing that characterizes a surprisingly large number of the people who are transforming public schools: they attended private schools.”… And you’re surprised?