The Ends of Education Reform

Reads and Resources

An oldie-but-goodie, this quick read is perfect for those of us who are working on setting goals for the coming year. The piece, by Michael Petrilli from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, urges the education reform community to present goals and objectives that are both challenging and attainable. It asks us to get beyond the “100 percent proficiency” goal statements that can antagonize teachers, who feel they’re unreasonably being asked to perform miracles. Read it here.