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Timeless and Priceless--All vision and no plan
|Posted By: Dick Schutz on June 18, 2010|
|Darling-Hammond's "vision" makes for nice, warm feelings. And then the book ends.|
There is so much variability in schooling within the US and among nations, that by cherry-picking, and overlooking the shortcomings in the cherry-picked examples, one can make up about any narrative one cares to. That Darling-Hammond's narrative represents a lifetime is a sad commentary on the current condition of US education.
If one tries to put time and cost estimates to the vision, it takes less than a minute to realize that the vision is nothing more than a mirage. For an example of how to do more with less, try looking over the shoulder of the UK: "Cutting the Children's Plan."