"NCLB—changed the nature of public schooling across the nation by making standardized test scores the (cont) http://tl.gd/78avko
"Accountability makes no sense when it undermines the larger goals of education." Diane Ravitch
RT @anderscj: "Accountability makes no sense when it undermines the larger goals of education." Diane Ravitch
If we RT this, will they hear? RT @anderscj: "Accountability makes no sense when it undermines the larger goals of education." Diane Ravitch
By this definition, a well-educated person is docile & obedient. It also excludes other critical literacies such as media literacy which arguably is a critical skill as online media is driving radical social, political, cultural, and economic change. It leads people like your prodigy Diane Senechal to outright reject the importance of teaching students how to responsibly and effectively use technology. (to see my point-by-point critique of Senechal's article click here and here). It also is greatly biased toward an authoritative view of what constitutes a "well-educated" person. Can't a person be both heretical and well-educated at the same time?
Lets reprint that in full and add some links to it shall we:
@dianeravitch in pages 19-20 you make clear that you believe our history & literature standards should be more concrete about specific events & books all students should be familiar with. Isn't what is relevant in any genre, topic, or area of study always changing depending upon present circumstances? Also, wouldn't locking everyone into mandatory uniform subject matter be not only a standardization of curriculum but also a standardization of bias? (for a more developed framing of this question click here). Whose history? Cheney was right to point this out but I think we come to that conclusion together for very different reasons. Just look at what the Texas Board of Education is doing with what concrete events they are mandating and which one's they are cutting. The question of Whose history? goes both ways doesn't it?