Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Diane Ravitch on the American School System

Haven't read The Death and Life of the Great American School System yet but the following quote got me interested:

Over several decades, Ravitch says, American schools have essentially lost their way, forgetting to focus on giving students a solid curriculum and strong teachers. Instead, she says, we've bumbled through a series of crises that have left us with "vague and meaningless standards," an odd, antagonistic public-private competition and an "obsession" with test scores.
Just stumbled across this quote in a USA Today article.  Think it will go on my "to read" list.

Anybody else read it?  Like it?  Hate it?

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