Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Looking back on small-schools wrong turn

Slashdot has folks buzzing (420 or so comments) about a piece that Bill Ayers and I wrote three years ago, anticipating the wrong turn the small schools movement would take via top-down ownership society pressures.

Theodp writes:
"Three years ago, Sarah-Palin-bogeyman William Ayers published a paper questioning the direction the small school movement was taking (PDF) with the involvement of would-be education reformers like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And now, after $2 billion in grants, Bill Gates concedes that in most cases his foundation's efforts in that area fell short. 'Many of the small schools that we invested in did not improve students' achievement in any significant way,' said Gates."
h/t kdawson

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