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Reviewing a Review: Bob Shepherd Reviews Annie Murphy Paul's Review of SLAYING GOLIATH in the "New York Times"

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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.

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