Separate, Unequal…and Distracted

When research, history, and allegory all converge to tell us the same story, we must pause to ask why we have ignored the message for so long and why are we likely to continue missing the essential thing before us. The New York Times and Education Week reveal two important lessons in both the message […]

Strawman Argument Is All They Have

In the comments of Diane Ravitch’s recent EdWeek Bridging Differences, “Why I Am Marching on July 30,” one comment captures the bankrupt support for the new reformer movement coming from Secretary Duncan, Bill Gates, and Michelle Rhee. paulhoss@hotmail.com takes this swipe at those such as Ravitch challenging the new reformers: “What to say about SOS? […]