Double Order Of Worry With A Side Of Transparency…

Richard Whitmire’s worried about a reform backlash.  Meanwhile, more pushback on the NCTQ – US News rankings project from ed schools. This seems like a remarkably counterproductive strategy and to the casual observer will just reinforce stereotypes.

More impact from Teach Plus.

Also, be sure to check out Pathway To Prison and other content on the Teached website.

And if you’re in Chicago or interested in Chicago education (and a lot happening there right now) this forum looks pretty good.

2 thoughts on “Double Order Of Worry With A Side Of Transparency…

  1. Phillipmarlowe

    Whitmire:
    That’s not how I see it. My sense is that the school reform movement — roughly defined as those who believe that schools alone can make a dent in the seemingly intractable problems arising from the confluence of race and poverty — is headed toward a major beat-down.

    Because it will fail of its conceit.

    It is disappointing to see how much liberals have given up the government helping the poor. Mr Rotherham was there at the apogee when President Clinton ended welfare as we knew it.
    And Mr Whitmire, much like President Reagan’s “child” looking for the horse in the pile of manure, pines that schools alone will do it.

    Another disservice to the poor and the minorities of this country.

  2. Phillipmarlowe

    Reposted to make more readable:

    Whitmire:
    That’s not how I see it. My sense is that the school reform movement — roughly defined as those who believe that schools alone can make a dent in the seemingly intractable problems arising from the confluence of race and poverty — is headed toward a major beat-down.

    Because it will fail of its conceit.

    It is disappointing to see how much liberals have given up the government helping the poor. Mr Rotherham was there at the apogee when President Clinton ended welfare as we knew it.
    And Mr Whitmire, much like President Reagan’s “child” looking for the horse in the pile of manure, pines that schools alone will do it.

    Another disservice to the poor and the minorities of this country.

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