Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Two Kinds of Superintendents.....Which One Do We have?

Diane Ravitch's new book The Death and Life of the Great American School System is out. It takes on the so-called reform movement of the past three decades and declares it a failure. According to the Daily Kos, This is "a book of critical importance."

Diane Ravitch has a post on her Ed Week blog that is full of insight into the two fundamentally different ways that school systems are being run these days. It's worth a read. In some ways, it was the longing for the kind that understands and cares about the quality of teaching and learning that led us to form Teachers and Parents for Real Education Reform.