I look forward to jeffbinnc's education posts at Open Left every Sunday.
If you aren't aware of his work at that blog, please check it out.
Today he recaps what he feels is essential to a progressive view of education.
It would be great if the people in charge of policy would actually examine their top-down, data-driven reforms and ask "Is this REALLY helping children?"
But that's difficult to do when all that yummy yummy corporate money is available just for the asking (after the selling of one's soul, of course.)
Just ask David "Loves The Classics" Steiner about that.
You hit the hammer on the head. The data will say whatever the corporate profiteers want it to, so long as it helps their bottom line.ReplyDelete
I've been following your blog for a while now and really enjoy it. I just back linked one of my recent blog posts to one of yours on corporate profits. I've also added you to my blog role. Please check out Modern School http://modeducation.blogspot.com/ when you have a chance.
Thanks for the kind words, Michael. I will definitely check out your blog later today.ReplyDelete