Superman or Kryptonite?--Legend of the Fall, pt. V, Paul ThomasQuicklink submitted by Paul Thomas Permalink
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|The celebrity tour continues, and this time it is Geoffrey Canada on The Colbert Report where celebrity reformer Michelle Rhee revealed her lack of historical perspective and expertise concerning education. Canada made his second appearance with Colbert, but this time he comes in as the face on the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ)--mislabeled as a 'miracle' and representing the selective corporate interest in school reform.When Canada's HCZ is useful for the new reformers to discredit public education, scapegoat teachers, or dismantle teachers unions, Canada is Superman, but when Canada's commitment to addressing the out-of-school factors that overwhelm student achievement challenges the misinformation coming from those new reformers, Canada and his HCZ are suddenly kryptonite. What's the truth?|
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