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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."
http://www.cps.org.uk/cps_catalog/Cutting%20the%20Children.pdf
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 Timeless and Priceless--All vision and no plan by Dick Schutz on June 18, 2010
     
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