Richard Rothstein

Ravitch's Book Stimulates Symposium at New Republic Online

Richard RothsteinRichard RothsteinIf nothing else, The Death and Life of the Great American School System has stimulated the best debate since NCLB entered our lexicon empowering its advocates to silence alternative, and often better informed points of view. The New Republic Online this week includes a lively debate and further consideration of the critique that Ravitch propounds. Richard Rothstein offers his perspective on the Ravitch critique, pointing out that the facts haven't really changed so much as several of the former proponents of the NCLB approach having focused on them. Ravitch is one among several to have changed their mind about charter schools and test-based accountability.

Broader, Bolder Approach Report on Accountability

Broader, Bolder ApproachBroader, Bolder ApproachThe Broader, Bolder Approach coalition formed a year ago, today issued its first task force report. The subject?  School Accountability -- A Broader, Bolder Approach. Or as most understood it to mean... what we and the public need to replace NCLB? The diverse coalition that included undersecretaries of education from the Clinton and both Bush administrations, representatives from the NEA and AFT, and individuals leading a broad aray of education advocacy groups came together around a bold new direction.

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