Has education reform been hurt by hastiness?

10/24/2011 | Washington Post, The

Many school reformers have adopted the philosophy of former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor Michelle Rhee that reform is urgently needed, says education blogger Valerie Strauss. Fast-tracked reforms do not leave enough time for deliberation and evaluation, which leads to poor decision-making, Strauss argues. Strauss offers the examples of Rhee's IMPACT evaluation system, and the expansion of public charter schools and virtual education as ideas that have not been vetted.

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