Call and Response

by Robert Pondiscio
July 9th, 2009

“Those who resist the school reform movement are going to find they are on the wrong side of history. They may affect the pace of reform, but not its inexorable direction. They must decide whether they will participate, or continue to be further marginalized.”

Charlie Barone at Swift & Change Able, who offered his take on ”Signs of the Times” in education policy.

“Borg-like rhetoric is not likely to convince anyone that they’re wrong and you’re right. It’s not even close to the level of Rod Paige’s NEA = terrorist remark, but it’s still intemperate. And I don’t know about you, but the last degree I earned came with a beautiful, shiny rearview mirror, not a crystal ball.”

Sherman Dorn, who offered his take on Barone’s view of history.

Et tu, Arne?

by Robert Pondiscio
July 9th, 2009

The Secretary of Education thinks schools should be encouraging cell phone use in class? Yeah, that’s the ticket.