Friday, June 03, 2011

Five myths about America’s schools

I've never heard of Washington Post reported Paul Farhi, but he certainly channeled his inner Diane Ravitch/Valerie Strauss in this naïve, distorted column, Five myths about America's schools:


The end of the school year and the layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers are bringing more attention to reformers' calls to remake public schools. Today's school reform movement conflates the motivations and agendas of politicians seeking reelection, religious figures looking to spread the faith and bureaucrats trying to save a dime. Despite an often earnest desire to help our nation's children, reformers have spread some fundamental misunderstandings about public education.


Five myths about America's schools

By Paul Farhi, Published: May 20

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