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Monday, August 1, 2011

School-Reform Critics Double Down

“What if the education reformers are wrong? That’s the opinion of a growing number of educators who are convinced that the current direction of reform – despite powerful backers that include President Obama, Bill Gates, and many influential academics and nonprofit leaders – is harming public schools rather than improving them. While teachers unions and a number of prominent education thinkers have been critical of the reform policies for some time, a more concerted effort is emerging to organize those critics. They plan to take to the streets in Washington on Saturday in hopes of galvanizing attention around their cause.” (Christian Science Monitor)

The bureaucracy strikes back.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Central Fallacy of Public Schooling” by Daniel Hager