Friday, April 10, 2009

Knowledge vs Symbolism?

“What ails education reform: poor use of symbolism” --- Say what? See what our bud Andy Rotherham has to say in his monthly column in U.S. News & World Report . Seems off the mark to us. We think it is much more a poor use of knowledge than symbolism. Tell us what you think.

1 comment:

Claus von Zastrow said...

I'm at least concerned with how we define "reform." It seems that only people who advocate changes to governance and incentives get to wear the mantle of reform. Those who advocate other types of change often get shoved into the "establishment" category.

That, in itself, suggests the triumph of symbolism over substance.

People of all ideological stripes are already opting for symbolism over knowledge/research--So your comment strikes a chord.