FW: David Brooks does it again
Arne Duncan's press secretary sent a tweet directing people to this article at 9:50 pm. That had to be minutes after it went up. Reminds me of Chris Cerf in his DOE days admitting to sending a special squad to tape all her lectures. Like Klein and Bloomberg, Duncan greatly fears Diane.On Jun 30, 2011 10:37 PM, "Leonie Haimson" <leonie@...> wrote:
> Unfairly attacks Diane Ravitch while making the absurd claim that charter
> schools like KIPP and HSA should be models for all schools:
> As the education blogger Whitney Tilson has pointed out, the schools that
> best represent the reform movement, like the KIPP academies or the Harlem
> Success schools, put tremendous emphasis on testing. But these schools are
> also the places where students are most likely to participate in chess and
> dance. They are the places where they are most likely to read Shakespeare
> and argue about philosophy and physics.
> In these places, tests are not the end. They are a lever to begin the
> process of change. They are one way of measuring change. But they are only
> one piece of the larger mission. The mission may involve E.D. Hirsch's Core
> Knowledge curricula, or character education, or performance arts
> specialties. But the mission transcends the test. These schools know what
> kind of graduate they want to produce. The schools that are most
> accountability-centric are also the most alive.
> Boy, did they put on a show for him! What a gullible fool.