Thinking and Linking by Joanne Jacobs
Old Diane Ravitch Debates New Diane Ravitch in this animation.
This is cool…the more I read works by her (left behind – which I loved) and her latest book which I don’t believe offers real change, the more I believe she is for the status quo…I am open to the possibilities that I am wrong…
This is funny. I’d noticed that when her name was coming up lately, it was increasingly in contexts where I disagreed with what she’s saying, which was odd because I recall agreeing with her more often in the past (such as when I was blogging). But I don’t pay close enough attention to who says what to mark inconsistency like this. I’m glad someone does.
When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?
–John Maynard Keynes
As an educator I still don’t trust Ravitch; she’s way too chummy with her old buddies and believes they are merely misguided.
Ms. Ravich has changed her mind twice.
First: the people I worked with for 3 decades years are wrong.
Now: the people I worked with for the last decade are wrong and the people I worked with for most of my career are right after all.
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