To which I'll add:
- When will the mainstream media take the research of Bruce Baker more seriously than the propaganda put out by "reformers"?
- How many kids will be bullied, assaulted, or even killed before we start to heed the warnings of Catherine Lugg?
- When will the voices of parents, expressed by Leonie Haimson, be heard?
Slekar nails it here:
ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Oprah, etc. please do your job! Stop elevating and glorying Michelle Rhee, Bill Gates. Arnie Duncan, Teach for America, vouchers, charters and school choice. Do your homework and look at the above list of experts. Read their research and commentary and try to "hear" what they are saying. As Diane Ravitch recently commented, "there are children's lives and futures at stake."The biggest problem this nation has with education right now is a media that is either unwilling or incapable (or both) of informing the public of the real issues facing our schools and our students. Nothing will change until we deal with the problem of the media first.