|Michelle Rhee would look |
much better like this.
Oh, why the duct tape?
"If It was About the Children..." is a structure for a great article by Matthew L. Mandel, which exposes the artifice of the "reformers". It is amazing how many people fall for these pundits who have little to no experience. Some of my favorite lines from the article are:
- These same politicians would be as incensed by children in their state having inadequate nourishment, dental, vision, and medical care as they are about whether same-sex partners have a right to be married.
- Academic historians like Diane Ravitch wouldn’t be labeled “traitors” because they no longer support business-model reforms. An intellectual, not a politician, Ravitch lets research and outcomes influence her conclusions. What a novel idea.
- If it were about children, those who judge me would be able to do my job—today—not just be able to read a book in front of the cameras.
- if it were about children, teachers would be respected partners in any dialogue on necessary reforms. In what other profession are practitioners in the field given so little respect for their knowledge, insights, and contributions?
EDITOR'S NOTE: In a exceptional case of synergy, the amazing NORM SCOTT just published an article about parents demanding to see the test results. I love it! http://ednotesonline.blogspot.com/2012/08/if-parents-and-teachers-call-for.html?showComment=1346125052014#c3898642600429298655