The EdReform Shell Game

Doug Noon, who you should have in your reader, points out that what the reformers say contradicts what the reformers say. (You read that right.)
...So, being college-ready is a step to realizing a person’s full potential, except for teachers with master’s degrees, which are worth nothing. Kids should go to college, but teachers should not. Teachers are important, but we should only recognize them for their ability to raise test scores. We will insist on the very best and make sacrifices, as long as those doing the insisting control the conditions of employment, and teachers make the sacrifices. Kids need to go to college so they can get an education which may or may not help them advance their station in life, because results are all that matters – unless you’re an education reformer, in which case you find other people to blame for your own ill-conceived policy recommendations....

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