Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Riding the Democratic Party horse

Daniel A. Domenech
, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, in response to AFT Pres. Randi Weingarten's call for use of "multiple measures including student test scores" in evaluating teachers:
"When a Democratic administration, which obviously is the only horse the union has to ride, is pushing these kind of reforms, you have to go with the flow." (Washington Post)
Diane Ravitch: Secrets of charter success
If charters are going to be the models for public education in the future, we may have to roll back many civil rights laws and court decisions that prevent schools from excluding or limiting certain types of students. (Bridging Differences)
L.A. TIMES editorial asks:
"At what point do financial gifts begin reshaping public decision-making to fit a private agenda?" (Gifted Schools)

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