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…