Reformy baloney.

The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss hands over her column to Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina. He trashes the arguments of “Accountability,” “merit,” “choice,” and “competition,” when looking at school improvement.

From President Obama and Secretary of Education Duncan to the misleading documentary “Waiting for Superman” to the new reformers (Bill Gates, Geoffrey Canada, and Michelle Rhee), the public is bombarded by a false claim that teacher quality is the most important element in student learning and public education is failing because of an inordinate number of “bad” teachers.

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  1. Davis Guggenheim and Bill Gates- educators at their best. @@ Guggenheim admitted that he felt “badly for those children” he saw, while driving his kids to their private school. THAT was it for me, and that was at the beginning of the discussion. Each time I saw a panel on this or that show, it was the same lineup of stooges with Randi thrown in (which BTW didn’t help).

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