Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Inside a local hero

The Philadelphia Weekly has an interview with Philadelphia schools czar Paul Vallas. He comes across as principled and realistic, a good mix.
After three years here, what grade would you give the district?

"I give us an A for effort and an incomplete."
Fair enough. Onward, ho!


Blogger Dumplingeater said...

I don't doubt that some progress has been made, but for an educator to support NCLB is hard to understand. The entire concept of forcing teachers to teach to tests and paying teachers on the basis of ESL and special needs students' performance on standardized tests, effectively lays the groundwork for privatization of public education, and is just poor pedagogy.

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