Renowned historian of education, educational policy analyst, and research professor Diane Ravitch today summarises nicely how education ‘reform’ “now in full operation in states across the nation” works in the US. First, set an impossible goal, say, 100% proficiency for all students. Second, say that there can be “no excuses,” no reference to social conditions […]
Save Our Schools March & National Call to Action! July 28-31, 2011 in Washington, D.C. and around the country We’re putting the Public back in public schools! We, a collection of people from all walks of life and every corner of this nation, embody a mixture of ideas and opinions regarding how we can improve […]
Former champion of tests, standards and targets, now a defender of teachers and critic of vulture philanthropists and business interference in education talks to John Stewart (12:30 secs onwards).