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Re: [nyceducationnews] FW: David Brooks does it again

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  • Patrick Sullivan
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 30, 2011
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      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:
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      > 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.
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      > http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/opinion/01brooks.html?_r=1
      > <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/opinion/01brooks.html?_r=1&src=tptw>
      > &src=tptw
      >
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