Diane Ravitch, You My Girl!

4 Sep

You just can’t say it better than Diane.

“Critics have been complaining about the public schools for the past 60 years. In the 1950s, they said that the public schools were failing, Johnny couldn’t read, and the schools were in a downward spiral. In the 1960s, we were told there was a “crisis in the classroom.” For at least the past half-century we have heard the same complaints again and again. Yes, our students’ scores on international tests are only average, but when the first such test was given in 1964, we were 12th out of 12. Our students have never been at the top on those tests.

Read the whole article and GET ENLIGHTENED!

Doubly awesome for using Norman Rockwell in her article.

Here’s the article again. I really want you to read it. http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2011/08/16/lifestyle/features/american-schools-crisis.html

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