Daily Archives: August 18, 2014

Paul Thomas Argues That Poverty IS Destiny and Education Is Not the Great Equalizer

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas here takes on some of the most sacred beliefs of U.S. culture. He argues that poverty is destiny, and that education is not the great equalizer. He says that wishing it…

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Edward Berger on the Tenets of Education in a Democracy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I posted a blog by Edward F. Berger a few days ago, and as is my occasional failing, neglected to add the link. He said much that was wise and ended on a…

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David Kirp: Why Teaching Is Not a Business

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a truly wonderful article in Sunday’s New York Times, David Kirp of the University of California at Berkeley lays waste the underpinnings of the current “education reform” movement. Kirp not only shows…

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To Amanda Ripley: A Second TIME Article on Rhee is Long Overdue

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