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Peter Greene: Kevin Huffman Sells Tennessee Snake Oil in Pennsylvania; by Diane Ravitch

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Kevin Huffman, former state education leader in Tennessee, came to Pennslvania to sell the glories of corporate reform as practiced in Tennessee. He said this absurdity: 'When I spoke with Pennsylvania state senators last week about school turnaround work, one senator asked me directly, 'When you created the Achievement School District, were you worried that it was too risky?' I responded: 'The greatest risk would be to do nothing. NOPE! Pretending that he actually answered that question-- the answer is still dumb! 'Doing Nothing is rarely as great a risk as Doing Something Stupid.Your child is lying on the sidewalk, bleeding and broken after being struck by a car. A guy in a t-shirt runs up with an axe and makes like he's about to try to lop off your child's legs. 'What the hell are you doing?' you holler, and t-shirt guy replies, 'The greatest risk would be to do nothing.'
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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