Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Atlanta Investigation: The Documents

This from Diane Ravitch's blog:
Erich Martel of D.C. posted the documents from the Atlanta investigation.
“These are the four Atlanta Public School (APS) Investigation Report documents:
There are some unexpected surprises. Supt. Hall hired two “experts” to do a review of a few schools in response to concerns. One is a well-known consultant, author of “Unpacking the Standards.” His report was very approving (he visited 8 schools in one day, during his 3-day stay). Supt Hall posted it on the APS website.
The other, critical report she “lost,” claiming that she never received it. Go to p. 311 of the “Exhibits to Report.”


Anonymous said...

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Pedagogical Paradignm shifting is going to be able to overcome external factors in just a couple of years. Unfortunately, currentl educational leadership would rather believe that which aligns with its ideals and ends than the operational practicalities which exist.

Anonymous said...

I don't think we are going far enough with this. We need to start putting kids in jail when they cheat or help others cheat on their tests and assignments. Let's not stop there either, no more cutting in line during lunch or you get thrown in the pokey. Teachers who don't grade tests fast enough should at least be fined for each late grade entry. School cafeteria workers who run out of sloppy joe ingredents before the end of the last lunch should be shackled and lead off to prison and school secretaries sent off with them who provide inaccurate information about game or concert times. Yes that is were educators belong - with murders, theives and rapists.