About Face, Forward March


Anyone who cares about public education in this country, please read this piece in the Washington Post that was written by Diane Ravitch, formerly a major supporter of No Child Left Behind. I could quibble about some of her specific suggestions and about the missing focus on elementary education, but the overall force of what she has written is wonderful to read, especially coming from someone who commands so much respect and has, she declares, seen education so differently in the recent past. Ravitch admits she got it wrong and we, as a nation, got it wrong, and she says what we need to do now to correct the mistake and go forward in the right direction. Don’t miss this one. It’s here.