Saturday, March 13, 2010

Diane Ravitch - The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Diane Ravitch is the author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. (2010)

- An Interview with Diane Ravitch: Reforms and Reforms Everywhere; And No Improvement Forthcoming:

"Our nation needs more professionalism, not less. It needs school superintendents who have some educational experience, not businessmen, lawyers, generals, and admirals. It needs principals who have been master teachers, because they are supposed to evaluate teachers; instead, we are getting more and more principals with little teaching experience and a one-year residency in a "leadership" program. Such principals rely too much on data rather than judgment because of their own inexperience. We need experienced teachers, not newcomers who intend to stay only two or three years." Diane Ravitch

"In sum, my book says we are on the wrong track and that the language of "school reform" has been used by politicians, business leaders, foundation executives, and other non-educators to promote well-intentioned but misguided policies that will harm our schools and a generation of our youth" Diane Ravitch

"În concluzie, cartea mea spune că suntem pe drumul cel greşit şi că "reforma şcolii" a fost folosita de către politicieni, lideri de afaceri, directori de fundaţie, şi alti educatori pentru a promova politici bine intenţionate, dar s-a greşit, şi că aceste politici vor afecta şcolile noastre şi generaţia noastră de tineri"

- The Education Reform Blog - The Death of Science: by Nikhil Jain

"In a country that boasts the world’s best universities and best scientists, why is it that so many can not describe what the scientific process is?" Nikhil Jain (

Fara comentarii: "Adevărul nu rezultă din deducerile logice decât numai în matematică." Mihai Eminescu

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