Entries from June 2012

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

TFA, the Amway of Education

Writing in the 22 March 2012 issue of the New York Review of Books, Diane Ravitch critiques America’s education-industrial complex, what Pasi Sahlberg calls “the Global Education Reform Movement” or GERM, whose central doctrine is teaching to the test, while she takes particular aim at the Wendy Kopp pyramid scheme, Teach for America (TFA). Like […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

As Texas Goes . . . So Goes Education

Keep in mind that Texas sets the textbook agenda for much of the US: Romney can tick off the failings of the president like any other Republican but he precedes each one with a friendly word or tip of the hat. It drives conservatives crazy, not only but also in Texas, where the preferred oratorical […]