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ERIC Number: EJ916330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
The Boldest New Idea? An End to Bold Ideas
Rothstein, Richard
Principal Leadership, v11 n7 p28-33 Mar 2011
The past two decades have proven that bold, single-factor reform ideas have little power to change the face of education. Pundits and policymakers would have schools and school systems make grand changes to accommodate the reform idea du jour--and then profess the incompetence of schools and teachers when those changes prove less than effective. What is needed now is something completely different. The boldest idea now needed in education is an end to bold ideas in education. This article opines that schools should get a reprieve from political, corporate, and philanthropic activists who promote cliche-driven reforms, which they justify by exaggerating educational failure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A