Monday, October 11, 2010

The Key Word is Stick

Writing in the Wild on the future of higher ed (quo vadis ~ whither U?) as currently featured in movies, summits, days of action, weeks of TV talking heads, uncountable (and interminable) forums, blogs, roundtables, webinars, workshops and so on.

"Every year, it seems, we move just a tiny little bit closer to imposing the terrible ideas to colleges and universities that have been so disastrous in our public schools. We’ve spent three decades or so pretending that standarized tests, in particular, are the best way to improve education. The focus on so-called assessment allows us to ignore the radical class inequities that continue to undermine public education. It’s much easier to test than to redistribute money."

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