Re: Ravitch on mayoral control in NYC, Cleveland
The Democat running for governor in Wisconsin, Tom Barrett, would like mayoral control for Milwaukee Public Schools. (This was defeated by citizen action.) Barrett is now touting his recent endorsement from...Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
"This is a nation where citizens are politically divided, distracted, uninterested, and submissive, and where 'elites' are happy to keep them that way."
---Paul Street, historian
> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 10:31:24 -0400
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> Interesting piece by Diane Ravitch in Answer Sheet on mayoral control.
> She and then many of the voluminous commenters make use of NAEP scores. Not
> unreasonable, esp trend lines, but too many seem to take the NAEP levels as
> gospel - which we know is dangerous because those levels were set with
> flawed processes leading to absurdly high definitions of 'proficient.'
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