Long live education reform
From Monthly Review, Dan DiMaggio on the loneliness of the long-distance test scorer. We need to begin to explore what an education reveille for radicals, to borrow a phrase from Saul Alinsky, would look like. A review of Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism: Educational Theory for a Free Market in Education by Jerry Kirkpatrick. The first chapter from Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School by Shamus Rahman Khan. The education reform book is dead — long live education reform. Does Teach for America work?: A review of A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All by Wendy Kopp (and more). Race to the Bottom: Diane Ravitch says "school reformers" scapecoat teachers, ignore poverty. Teaching Teachers: How well are colleges meeting the challenge?
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