The superintendents' manifesto does not come from the powerless. It was written by men and women who are in charge of major school systems and who certainly have far more power than parents, teachers, principals, or ordinary citizens.
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October 19, 2010
October 14, 2010
Deborah Meier uses Frederick Hess's book, The Same Thing Over and Over, as the springboard for a bigger look at school reform and the conflict between hype and reality in school change.
October 12, 2010
Charters are not a silver bullet. They are a lead bullet. Their target is American public education.
October 07, 2010
Building communities of mutual respect and trust isn't helped by the forces out there intent on sowing distrust.
October 05, 2010
Diane Ravitch is furious at the unfair and dangerous treatment she feels teachers and public education are receiving; value-added assessment, she says, is a misguided and damaging means of judging teacher performance.
September 21, 2010
Diane Ravitch says last week's election results underscore voter unhappiness with the autocratic approach to school "reform."
September 14, 2010
Civil rights groups received too little attention when they raised important concerns about the Obama administration's Race to the Top initiative this summer, Diane Ravitch writes.
September 09, 2010
Dear Readers, I've had a lazy summer—while Diane has been busy on behalf of so many of us confronting the "enemy." But if you click on deborahmeier.com you'll see some of the results of my one summer task—reading newly found old boxes full of letters, documents, and clippings. I'm three...
September 07, 2010
Diane Ravitch predicts another difficult year of test-based "reform" for the nation's schools.
June 22, 2010
Yet I don't see how it is possible to improve education while neglecting everything but basic skills. Even privately managed charter schools are affected negatively by high-stakes testing; to claim ever-rising test scores, they are prompted to avoid low-performing students, thus bypassing the very students that charters were originally intended to serve.