Yet another reason to get out of Iraq/Afghanistan

Today’s offering on the Diane Rehm show was informative and a great example of how investigative journalism – Daniel Zwirdling’s, not Rehm’s – can bring about positive change. Hundreds of our soldiers are returning from the combat zone with traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Sadly, as Zwirdling’s reporting (with help of T. Christian Miller of … More Yet another reason to get out of Iraq/Afghanistan

“The scores had gone up, but the students were not better educated.”

The headline is from Diane Ravitch’s new book, Death and Life of the Great American School System; How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. I haven’t read the book, but Stanley Fish, over at the NYT’s Opinionator Blog has, along with two other books that convince him we need institute a more classical education in … More “The scores had gone up, but the students were not better educated.”