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Down the education rabbit hole

  • 10-06-2010
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Guest blog by David B. Cohen/Washington Post

“....but Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.” Lewis Carroll - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I guess I’m not as adaptable as Alice. It’s only the end of Chapter One when she realizes that once she’s hit the bottom of the rabbit hole, nothing will “go on in the common way.” Much of the education reform debate has been down the rabbit hole for a while, but I keep expecting people to act with some common sense. Apparently, I’m clinging to a strange notion about education: if you want to improve schools, you need teacher leadership, and if you try to improve schools while alienating teachers, you will fail. (more…)

Also: Education Week

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