Arne Duncan asked on Twitter, “What if every district committed both to identifying what made their 5 best schools successful & providing those opps to all their students?”
I always say that you shouldn’t ask a question if you do not want to hear the answer–and that goes triple on social media.
Arne Duncan asked and people answered with over 42,000 tweets and counting, including over 15,000 tweets on New Year’s Day.
What the politicians fail to grasp is that there is substantial literature on best practices but:
(A) what the DOE is pushing is not it.
(B) unfunded mandates and excessive testing are taking away the resources necessary to implement best practices.
Unlike the state tests, I will give you the answer right away–both choices are correct.
The Washington Post compiled some great responses and here are a few more:
— Bonnie C. Margolin (@GatorBonBC) December 31, 2014
— allison carr (@hors_doeuvre) January 2, 2015
— Nancy Osborne (@NancyOsborne180) January 2, 2015
#whatif teachers weren’t pulled from instruction time to plan with people who do not work with actual students
— Arkansas BATS (@BATSJudy) January 2, 2015
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