Re: The Board of Longitude
- Subject: Re: The Board of Longitude
- From: "Allen Flanigan." <Allen.Flanigan@USPTO.GOV>
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 12:47:34 -0500
- Reply-to: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
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I haven't read Cremin's volumes so I don't know how accurate or important
they are compared with Ravitch. I was just providing citations for you
since you were apparently having trouble finding them(see my previous post).
A recent article in the Washington post book section was dedicated to the
many worthwhile books that are out of print and/or difficult to find. I
presume you don't equate sales figures or print status (or availability on
amazon.com) with merit. If you do, I think you are in trouble ; > )
"The Case Against Standardized Testing" by Alfie Kohn
Amazon sales rank: 5,694
"Educational and Psychological Measurement" by George Cunningham
Amazon sales rank: 1,797,646
Does this mean that Alfie Kohn's book about educational testing is over 300
times as important as yours? I think most people on this list would want to
read a book before making assumptions about its merit.
p.s. whom did they stick you in the closet with during accreditation?
From: gkc@LOUISVILLE.EDU [mailto:gkc@LOUISVILLE.EDU
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: The Board of Longitude
Allen, Ken, Rick
I did a bunch of searches, including Google and came across just one
reference to Cremins. It was in reference to another book that was praised
as being the best book on educational history since Cremins, but that was
all. No hits at all on Amazon .com which usually has every book, even those
out of print, because they sell those as well through a sister service.
Just curious. How can this be such an important book on educational
history? It seems to have disappeared.
And Rick. I read plenty of books I don't agree with. I think Ravitch's
book was great. I know a lot of people disagree with it so I am naturally
curious about why.
George K. Cunningham
University of Louisville
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