CURMUDGUCATION: What Education Reformers Get Wrong

Peter Greene writes…
Hard to believe that it took until now for a big voice in the reformster world to write a post entitled “What education reformers believe,” but last week Mike Petrilli (Fordham Institute) did the job. It’s not entirely thorough (we’ll get to that). To start, Petrilli himself notes that there’s been a lot of reformster angst about using the term “reformer,” but he’s willing to take a shot at clarifying the term and invites discussion as part of a search for the ground on which all the varied members of the reformy tribe can stand. I’m just going to go ahead and explain which of these grounds I believe are mistaken. So here we go.

Petrilli starts with four propositions that he submits as universally agreed upon:

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