Until teachers are given autonomy in their classrooms, education reform will remain a corporate game that lines the pockets of those who are well connected to the major players.
Diane Ravitch is shouting at the Emperor’s parade, but the event organizers won’t admit he has no clothes. I hope someone important is listening.
I was interviewed by Steve Inskeep of NPR Morning Edition. It airs today. It may be the best 5-minute summary of “Reign of Error.”
A note to my friends who teach and use educational technology. Contrary to the introduction, I do not oppose technology. I support technology as a tool for teachers, not a replacement for teachers. I know, from direct personal experience, that there are people in board rooms and think tanks who yearn for the day when technology will make it possible to cut costs by having children “taught ” by someone who is in a distant locale, with the added bonus of eliminating teachers’ unions.