A hatchet job in the NY Times… Bob Shepherd an editor, author, assessment developer, curriculum writer, and most recently a classroom teacher in Florida. In this post, he reviews the mean-spirited review of SLAYING GOLIATH, by 'journalist' Annie Murphy Paul: ' Being reviewed in the Times is a big deal. Such a review affects public opinion and sales. That’s why a hatchet job done on a truly important book is truly irresponsible. Paul leads us to expect that Ravitch’s book, ostensibly about resistance to “Reform” or “Deform,” will actually be about Ravitch, a portrait of herself as conquering hero. But there’s a problem with Paul’s opening (and, as it turns out, her thesis): it’s false and therefore dishonest-- a clearly ad hominem attack completely lacking in subtle insight and informed judgment.' See all the positive reviews of this book in the commentary, at the end.