Monday, July 11, 2011

Smells Like School Spirit

Check out this interesting op-ed in the New York Times about the recent reform movement for schools in the United States. A well-written piece teachers and non-teachers should read.

Go ahead, click the link. It's Monday, work sucks, you're still wondering where the weekend went and you have nothing better to do in your cubicle anyway.

Unless you're unemployed, then all I can say is, well done.

1 comment:

Yo Mista said...

A colleague of mine made a great point:

"The whole article misses one basic key point that Ravitch makes over and over in her book. She's not saying that testing and accountability are pointless.She's saying they are not the only accurate measurements of success. I think it's funny that he [the author] uses chess clubs, etc as examples of success. A lot of our brightest kids skip their core classes but show up to play chess."