Friday, June 28, 2013

Thinking About Schools: Random Thoughts on Ed Reform

Thinking About Schools: Random Thoughts on Ed Reform:

Random Thoughts on Ed Reform

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Superintendent of the Bedford Central School District, NY. Lifetime public school teacher, principal, and superintendent. Blog is solely my opinion.
1.      The word “education” does not appear in the Constitution but education is all about the Constitution
2.      Don’t blame high expectations and standards for high-stakes and excessive testing
3.      High-stakes test scores and ranking teachers are a politician’s low-hanging fruit
4.      Charter and voucher advocates convince themselves they are addressing civil rights
5.      Follow the money, literally
6.      Campaign managers love test scores, anything that can be counted and saying words like “STEM” and "accountability"
7.      School funding