Twenty-five years ago, when the National Commission on Excellence in Education released A Nation At Risk, overhauling our country's schools became a national priority. In the intervening years, some of the recommendations in the report, such as those related to standards, have been followed, but overall their implementation remains woefully inadequate.
Monday, November 09, 2009
CAP, Chamber of Commerce, Rick Hess team up to Bash Public Schools
From a new report produced by the Center for American Progress, the US Chamber of Commerce, and AEI's Rick Hess:
This is from their new report, Laggards and Leaders, a truly horrible "report card" on educational innovation. You'll find praise of EdisonLearning (for devising "promising approaches to important challenges"), abundant praise for charter chaingangs and privatizers, and a whole host of other pro-corporate reform proposals.
Not surprisingly, "this report would not have been possible without the funding of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."