In response to my post
"The Injurious School Culture Enforced by High-Stakes Testing"
[Hake (2012)], "Haim" 0f the Math-Teach list
"Would you be good enough to explain to this forum why there is
an education reform movement in the first place?"
According to David Denby (2012) in his "New Yorker" article
"Public Defender: Diane Ravitch Takes On A Movement":
a. the reform movement that Ravitch opposes is the conservative wing
of what "Haim" calls "The Education Mafia";
b. it's "supported by President Obama and his Education
Secretary, Arne Duncan; it is also championed by the Republican Party;
by many governors, mayors, and schools chancellors; and by a variety
of wealthy entrepreneurs and fund managers";
c. it's "driven by an exaggerated negative critique of the
schools. . . . that . . . is mistakenly imposing a free-market ethos
of competition on an institution that, if it is to function well,
requires cooperation, sharing, and mentoring."
Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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Denby, D. 2012. "Public
Defender: Diane Ravitch Takes On A Movement," New Yorker, 19
November; a preview is online at
"Re: The Injurious School Culture Enforced by High-Stakes
Testing," online on the OPEN! Math-Teach archives at
<http://bit.ly/Q9mOL3>. Post of 20 Nov 20, 7:19 PM to Math-Teach (the
Math Forum fails to specify the time zone :-(.
Hake, R.R. 2012. "The Injurious School Culture Enforced by
High-Stakes Testing," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<http://bit.ly/SaQB3W>. Post of 19 Nov 2012 17:25:15-0800 to
AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are
being transmitted to several discussion lists and are also on my blog
"Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/QqZrOd> with a
provision for comments.