"Knowing reading strategies is not enough; to comprehend what one reads, one must have background knowledge." Diane Ravitch
RT @anderscj: "Knowing reading strategies is not enough; to comprehend what one reads, one must have background knowledge." Diane Ravitch
"Those who favored the Blueprint's methods were impressed by the district's rising test scores in reading (cont) http://tl.gd/79ehdl
"Many complained of 'a climate of fear and suspicion' and of being 'exhausted, stressed out, and in some (cont) http://tl.gd/79eie5
@dianeravitch do you think that if Bersin had not been in charge of SD schools Alvarado's approach would have been different?
@anderscj Yes, that was not Tony's style
"When the new era began, all these innovative programs had to go, because the school had to concentrate (cont) http://tl.gd/79erug
"You can't lead your troops if your troops don't trust you." Diane Ravitch
"Can teachers successfully educate children to think for themselves if teachers are not treated as (cont) http://tl.gd/79f1et
"Soon after being appointed, Klein visited Alan Bersin, the school superintendent in San Diego, who had (cont) http://tl.gd/79verk
"Tweed mandated a citywide pedagogy, which imposed a rigid orthodoxy about how to teach." Diane Ravitch
"Reading and mathematics were the only subjects that mattered, because they were the only subjects that (cont) http://tl.gd/79vmt9
"Tweed eliminated a program that earmarked $67.5 million specifically for arts education, and the funds (cont) http://tl.gd/79vuv9
"Public education is a vital institution in our democratic society, and its governance must be democratic, (cont) http://tl.gd/7a0mic
I put these chapters together because they really feed of each other. Really fascinating and tragic story of these two school districts.