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Deconstruct this (Mr. President) 

Diane Ravitch, in Education Week:  "Does President Obama Know What Race to the Top Is?" "Deconstruct this," she says. Granted, Ravitch is at least more interesting since her about-face. And pointing out the irony/hypocrisy of Presidential rhetoric in the face of policy is perhaps a good start. Likewise her grasp of the territory (and …

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Education and the Rigorous Tying Up of Milk  ☆

It always surprises me when people seem to get away with the argument that we need better education in order to maintain our national primacy. Tired nationalism keeps on kicking. And yet, isn't it interesting how compelling it is in its apparent simplicity? Even as we become sensitive to the atrocities of Empire, the notion …

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“Race from the Bottom” 

Question: What do you get when you combine "No Child Left Behind" with "Race to the Top"? Answer: A "Race from the Bottom"? Perhaps. But if so, one in which the bottom itself must drop away. Imagine the scene in the movies where the bridge crumbles behind the heels of our racing hero. Otherwise s/he …

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