thought-provoking, statistical, research-based
The description of a business model for education, as though learning were a market commodity, and the damage that model does to useful learning in our schools.
The description of the New York educational "reform", and the flawed statistics that supported the results as effective.
No! Way too dense. One disadvantage of audiobooks is that a report like this, with reference to many statistics in the narrative, is difficult to follow--hard to remember what numbers were cited a few paragraphs ago. In printed books, you can just flip back.
I appreciated the fact-based investigation and arguments Ravitch offered, and will be watching our own schools to see if they can move away from "teaching to the test", a move that both of my daughters, both schoolteachers, find is an impediment to their ability to educate their students, especially in critical thinking and problem-solving.
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