John Merrow

Washington DC Schools: Education Reform's Hot Air Balloon

The current issue of The Washington Monthly contains an article by former journalist Thomas Toch, “Hot for Teachers,” the latest in continuing string of pieces designed to prove the “truth” of the school reform movement’s four Commandments: top-down management, high stakes testing, more money for teachers and principals whose students do well, and dismissal for those whose students do not.

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This article oringinally appeared at Taking Note, a blog of LearningMatters.tv. To support the work of Learning Matters, please visit their new Kickstarter campaign.

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