Recently, I posted a response to Steven Brill's piece for Reuters, "The School Reform Deniers" (it was reposted by Raging Chicken Press a few days ago). In it, I call into question what he claims as his journalistic impartiality and also question what he resorts to calling "facts." In the latest issue of The New … Continue reading Education "Facts": Brill v. Ravitch
When someone says:I had no dog in this fightLook out! What they are saying is that they do (or did), but don't want to admit it. Personally, I have never seen any claim of impartiality that proved true. I know, that's a blanket statement, and I am sure instances could be dredged up where someone … Continue reading "No Dog In This Fight"
One thing we, as a nation, need to get straight is that our public schools are not a failure, not now, nor have they ever been. Yes, there are individual failing schools, and all schools could be improved, but the meme of "failed public education" is nonsense. Especially so, if one looks a little at … Continue reading "Failing Public Schools"