This is one of the first essays I wrote when I started writing seriously again. It was for a non-fiction writing workshop. It has been through many revisions (more than I'm sure were worth it) and has been rejected by many publications. But I finally found a home for it. Thank you Mamphonic!
Wait a minute, did I just say I agreed with Diane Ravitch? When I was in Ed school ten plus years ago, I seem to recall associating her with Reagan education policy initiatives which I associate with eliminating the Department of Education which I associate with a slew of illogical conservative ideas. But maybe this is all getting mixed up together in a ed school associated readings-writings-research blur. The important thing is that I agree with so much of what Diane Ravitch is saying NOW about the current state of public education policy, particularly in this interview with John Merrow.
Obama's education policy ideas continue to disappoint me.