- It has become a synonym for more testing,
- more privatization,
- dependence on inexperienced “teachers” who will almost all be gone within three or four years,
- efforts to treat our poor neighborhoods and schools like part of some pre-war colonial empire.
- being heavily funded by millionaires who, as we know, do not send their children to public schools and who pretend to believe their paternalistic views on what “other people’s children” need are benevolent.
What should school reform be?
it should allow teachers to individually know all their students well enough to create learning plans that work. The target is an 11:1 student teacher ratio. At that level, even a Teach For America candidate can teach well