Reviewing education reform for the year highlights that teachers need to be included in the conversation about reform.
See Valerie Strauss, Washington Post Blogger
The Answer Sheet: Reviewing education reform in the 2010-11 school year
By Valerie Strauss, Published: June 12, 2011, Washington Post
“Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island’s education chief and a former top D.C. education official, said Obama’s agenda spurred important innovations. But she said she worried about what teachers make of it all.
“The most detrimental occurrence of this past year has been the blow to teacher morale nationally and in our state,” Gist said. “We must address this issue and bring teachers into the center of this work.”