Respect? What exactly does the DOE consider bold and transformative in education? Do they respect our opinions?


Respect? What exactly does the DOE consider bold and transformative in education? Do they respect our opinions?

From the Department of Education blog:

“To bring this vision to fruition, the President proposed a new $5 billion grant program to support states and districts that commit to pursuing bold reforms at every stage of the teaching profession.” (http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/02/launching-project-respect/)

That all sounds fine and dandy.

But, the four key elements are a little vague. What worries me, personally, is what they call bold?

In RTTT, bold meant tests in every subject many times a year and an increase in charter schools.

That is not bold and that is certainly not respect.

I gotta say… I am going to need more than campaign promises this time.

I need bold…

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