"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Chalkface Has It Right about Jon Stewart

I do not blame Jon Stewart for not being a policy wonk on education, but I do blame him for not asking the questions that have never been answered  

Questions For Michelle:  
  • What do you hope to accomplish from your '"radical" project? 
  • Who pays your salary, and who put up the money for Students First?  
  • What is your connection to Jeb Bush and Forum for Educational Excellence?  
  • Why were investigators of the DC cheating scandal not given orders to get to the bottom of the cheating?  
  • How did you come out smelling like a rose after that cheating scandal, when most people would have been unemployable in education circles? 
  • What are the sources for your research on the amount of teacher effect on learning?  
  • How much do non-school effects alter testing outcomes?  

From Tim Slekar at Chalkface:



When will Jon host some teachers and scholars to his stage to talk about why high stakes education is killing American learning?

2 comments:

  1. ... "When will Jon host some teachers and scholars to his stage to talk about why high stakes education is killing American learning?" ..

    Most likely, when one has a best selling book with an agent or publishing house that has connections to the show.

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  2. So lets see if he'll host Diane Ravitch.

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