Staffroom Confidential blog
July 6, 2012
One of my regular readers asked me to post ideas for summer reading. Here is some of what I've been reading this past year:
1. The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, by Diane Ravitch
This is a must read for Canadians, because school "choice" is the single biggest threat to our public education system. It comes in by stealth...choice seems positive and for many parents offers opportunities for their children they believe are valuable. But for society as a whole, "choice" can undermine one of the most fundamental principles of a public system - equal opportunity for all children. The sad reality is that "choices" cannot be exercises equally by all families and they end up creating similar inequities that we see between public and private schools.
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