Michelle Rhee, the so-called school reformer, is a female Gradgrind who used run the schools in Washington, D.C. Like Dickens’ headmaster in Hard Times, Rhee has dedicated her life to squeezing the joy out of learning. If you want to learn more about Rhee and her ilk and the damage they’ve done, please read Diane Ravitch and Nikhil Goyal as well as […]
The AAP General Annual Meeting went really well. There were roughly 200 people in attendance. Since the International Publishers Association http://www.internationalpublishers.org/ was holding a global meeting in NY that same week, we also had a number of representatives from other countries’ trade associations in attendance.