Saturday, August 28, 2010

News Article on Billionaire Boys Club

Be sure to read the comments that follow this excellent article from March 2009:

Eli Broad describes close ties to Klein, Weingarten, Duncan

Also from a Colorado man comes this: The Race to Nowhere (and lots more)

• When it comes to improving things for our kids, throwing out the content-free curricula and replacing them with content-rich curricula tied to much more rigorous standards and achievement tests would have immensely bigger positive impact than firing some bad teachers. Am I saying that the bad teachers should be ignored? Of course not, but I am saying that the priorities of actions do not in any way match the power of the potential improvements to be gained. Fixing the curricula is the only thing that will substantially impact the achievement gap favorably.

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