Hess, Rothstein and Ravitch-Oh My

Hess, Rothstein and Ravitch-Oh My

Returning from Spring Break this week, I could not help but feel overwhelmed. I finally completed my first comparative essay for my Educational Policy class. The assignment was to compare “tough-accountability” ideologue Rick Hess who advocates a market-based approach with Richard Rothstein who uses social class to explain the achievement gap. For Hess’ vision, schools …

What Does It Take to Revolutionize Education in the United States? – Aspen Ideas Festival and the Grandfather of 21st century skills

What Does It Take to Revolutionize Education in the United States? – Aspen Ideas Festival and the Grandfather of 21st century skills

Upon listening to this I could not help but recall Diane Ravitch’s research into various education fads. She outlines all the failed reform in Left Back : Life and Death of the American School System. Here Eli is asked what he would do if he were Edu. Secretary, I was asked a similar question on …