In the First Inaugural, Lincoln was in a precarious position. He had received less than 40 percent of the popular vote, and the nation was divided, with 7 states having seceded and the country on the verge of civil war. The main difference between the First and Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln was the different contexts in which they were given.
It highlighted the big money in datamining. Soon, that post was shared again on Facebook where it drew more than fifty mostly derogatory comments. Not about datamining or profiteering but about Diane Ravitch.
Expansion of Digital learning. I find this disquieting because I absolutely love what I see from some of these detractors. I see their passion for good, their skilled intelligence and their selfless dedication.
It is an attempt at profiting from education on the cheap. Is it possible that even wealthy corporate sponsors cannot continuously sell bad ideas? Diane and I are not close friends but I have met her a couple times and enjoyed enough one on one dialog to know that she does not miss much.
It is unlikely that she is not aware of the CBE threat. It is likely she has not developed the same sense of urgency for the issue as some of her detractors. The Reformsters have had their ongoing sturm and drang about maintaining the coalition between left and right.
First of all, you know who sees the world exactly the same way I do? Second, you know who in this world I give my unquestioning fealty and allegiance, whose word I will absolutely accept and follow, no questions asked? You know who I expect to follow me without question and agree with whatever I have to say without debate?
You see the pattern. The article paints a somewhat negative picture of Diane but it makes some interesting points. In discussing her becoming the face of the anti-corporate reform movement Carey theorizes: Her identity as an academic gave her an implied expertise and impartiality; her government service gave her credibility.
Added to this was the assumed integrity of the convert. In Novembershe penned an influential critique of Waiting for Superman in The New York Review of Books, providing an intellectual blueprint for left-leaning critics of education reform.
The die-hard reform opponents needed Diane Ravitch, and, in her own way, Diane Ravitch needed them, too. No other supporter of public education has near that access, but reformers like Bill Gates, Eli Broad, Arne Duncan, Michelle Rhee, Campbell Brown and many more have unfettered media access for their message.
Carey made two more points in his refutation of Ravitch that I found resonant with my own experience. She is, by all accounts, a warm friend who inspires strong loyalty and affection. She maintains a wry, level tone when speaking in public.
Ravitch was deeply skeptical of what she saw as the unstructured, relativistic ideas of progressives. She and Checker Finn, a conservative thinker and, later, a Reagan officialformed the Educational Excellence Network to promote standards-based reform. Her arguments were mostly unconcerned with evidence—there was little at the time, since reforms like vouchers were largely untried.
In many ways, she has never left the cramped, argumentative office of The New Leader in the s. Her genius was in the construction of a public identity of partial affiliation—a university-based historian who never wrote an academic dissertation, a former government official whose career in public service lasted less than two years, an overseer of the national testing program with no particular expertise in testing, and a champion of public school teachers who has never taught in a public school.
She enjoys the credibility of the sober analyst while employing all the tools of the polemicist. Thus, she has praised the former Weather Underground terrorist and radical educator William Ayers for his contributions to the anticorporate insurgency.
Ravitch has also had kind words for leftist education activist and onetime Ayers ally Mike Klonsky. On her blog, she recounted visiting two universities in Chicago inwith Klonsky as her host.Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.
act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future.
Kuhn’s ideas provide a way for us to think about the development of science. ). psychological. regular. self-organizing fields within larger patterned.
a new paradigm can emerge to challenge the worldview of the existing paradigm/5(8). This bicentennial year of Lincoln’s birth is also the th anniversary of John Brown’s heroic attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia in an effort to topple slavery.
“Actually, Lincoln was not nearly as progressive on race and slavery as John Brown. The main difference between the First and Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln was the different contexts in which they were given.
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