I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quote of the Year

A great piece by Gary Rubinstein about the lie that is the New Orleans "miracle" in the schools. And the ed reform quote of the year:

The corporate reformers are desperate. They have no proof that any of their theories about how to improve education are working. They have been given the power to experiment with needy kids and they should be ashamed of themselves. Their arrogance to ignore all statistics that prove they don’t know what they are doing is awful and if we stand back and let them continue, we share, a bit, in the blame.
What the data really proves is that it takes a lot more than a bunch of untrained, but intelligent, teachers to overcome the effects of poverty. This is something anyone who knows anything about how students learn and how schools improve could have, and did, predict.

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