Today everyone is chattering about this sharply worded piece wondering why prominent education historian Diane Ravitch seems to really have it in for Joel Klein in New York City. Kathryn S. Wylde, president & CEO of the Partnership for New York City, lays out a critique comparing Ravitch’s past statements with her recent criticism of the Klein reforms. People should be allowed to change their minds and I assume Ravitch will respond explaining her positions. So stay tuned…it could be a debate as big as New York City!
Update: Second day action. NY Sun’s Elizabeth Green reports that Wylde is in cahoots with city officials, though what Green lays out is hardly unusual, compiling a list of public statements and writing by a critic to document it is not a foul, and Leo Casey attacks. The bigger question is when will Ravitch respond? Rumor is in the NY Post tomorrow…stay tuned. Update II: Rumor true. More here.