Saturday, March 6, 2010

According to Diane Ravitch....

Dr. Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education for the US Department of Education writes in her new award winning book "The Death and Life of the Great American School System" that:

“Our schools ...

... will not improve if elected officials intrude into pedagogical territory and make decisions that properly should be made by professional educators.

Apparently, the political group known as Kids First disagree with the former Assistant Secretary of Education.

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University. Ravitch has written or edited more than twenty books, including The Language Police,The Great School Wars, The Troubled Crusade, The American Reader,The English Reader, and Left Back. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Picture: Here is a political ad from the school district where I used to be the Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools (Hoboken, NJ). This goes on all over the country but it's one example that makes Ravitch's point so clear.

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