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Can states improve their education by copying states that are doing worse?

January 23, 2010 pm31 2:29 pm

Tom Hoffman, focused on standards, wonders out loud why Rhode Island is emulating low and middle performing southern states and not higher performing New England and Mid-Atlantic states. Read it here.

The answers are missing (though I think they are implied):

  1. No, they can’t improve by emulating states with weaker education systems.
  2. And the implied question: then why are they copying them?  Because it is part of a conservative, anti-public education, anti-union, pro-privatization surge.

Corporate-style education reform does have goals. I just don’t think that “improving education” is among them.

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