Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sisyphus, Poster Child for American Education

I went to Barnes and Noble bookstore the other day.  It seemed time to look over their shelf on “Education” to find trending books.  I bought Diane Ravitch’s, The Death and Life of the Great American School System (Basic Books, 2010) because it was on my read list.  The shelf was like the many I had seen before in bookstores across the country.  It was loaded with brightly colored “how to” books.

Most of us in education never reach the mountain top because we are too busy searching for the perfect method.

According to Ravich, at the top of the mountain is the pantheon of politically inspired non-educators seeking to make changes in things they do not understand.  We keep  climbing hoping we find the perfect method.

Diane Ravitch’s blog

Diane Ravitch Defends Education on youtube: