|Three years ago today, opponents of Renaissance 2010 protest Chicago school board decision to close or "turnaround" 16 schools.|
"It looks like Obama's education policy will be a third term for President George W. Bush. This is not change I can believe in." (Politico)My response back then: "What a joke! Obama has done more to save public education in one month than the entire Bush regime did in 12 years."
Well it turned out, the joke was on
Ravitch's forecast was right on the mark. I apologized to her in these pages a few months later. Her attacks on Obama's ed policies were hard for me to accept with her still embedded at the conservative Fordham and Hoover Institutes. But her break with the right-wing think tanks has been genuine and her book and speaking tour became the catalyst for the current resistance movement.
I also owe readers Roger and Margo a dinner the next time I am in San Francisco (see comments section).