[lbo-talk] Good riddance

Wojtek S wsoko52 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 09:18:22 PDT 2011

Seth: "Could he possibly be any more clueless?"

[WS:] I'd say triangulating. Good Clinton school.


On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Seth Kulick <skulick at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
>> From: Wojtek S <wsoko52 at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [lbo-talk] Good riddance
>> http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/cathleen_p_black/index.html?inline=nyt-per
>> [WS:] Another failed business executive peddling "business model" for
>> schools got a boot.
>> Wojtek
> Related, I thought this was a good piece:
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/apr/07/schools-school-funding?CMP=twt_gu
> Cathie Black and the privatisation of education
> The abrupt departure of the New York schools chancellor is only a
> temporary setback for the corporate 'reform' of public schools
> also on this topic, did anybody catch Obama's comments about testing:
> "So what I want to do is—one thing I never want to see happen is
> schools that are just teaching to the test. Because then you're not
> learning about the world; you're not learning about different
> cultures, you're not learning about science, you're not learning about
> math. All you're learning about is how to fill out a little bubble on
> an exam and the little tricks that you need to do in order to take a
> test. And that's not going to make education interesting to you. And
> young people do well in stuff that they're interested in. They're not
> going to do as well if it's boring."
> also referring to how his daughters, who go to a nice Friends
> school, don't have to stress over standardized tests.
> Could he possibly be any more clueless?
> http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2011/03/obamas_radical_critique_of_tes.html
> Also on this topic, I enjoyed Doug's interview with Diane Ravitch, which
> I just listened to the other day.
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