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.