Saturday, March 27, 2010
Are we being too punitive of teachers?
The "Death and Life of the Great American School System" is a book by Diane Ravitch. She claims that she was wrong about No Child Left Behind (NCLB) when she supported it. She also says that President Obama's path ahead is also not right.
She says that charter schools are nice (3% of our schools are charters), but they are a distraction to the real goal. We have 97% of our schools that we should be focused on and worried about.
My question to you is, what do you think the role of the national government should be in the years ahead?
An interview with Ravitch is below: