Twitter Updates for 2012-05-26

  • Reading Clay Christiensen's Disrupting Class. So far it's a devastating indictment of the education reform movement. Not what I expected. #
  • @trengriffin In the first 1/3, Christiansen attacks standardization and the claim schools are failing/unmotivated; 2 pillars of ed reform. #
  • I'm becoming convinced that in US education today, the problem is the real reformers don't realize how the opportunists have #
  • In US education today, the real reformers (who I support) need to realize the movement has been hijacked by opportunists. #
  • @davisshaver Actually I was referring to K-12 schools. As a system, higher ed is failing to a much greater extent. #
  • @davisshaver Same issue as in K12. Well-meaning critiques of people like Thiel are appropriated to justify online klepto-McColleges. #
  • @CathyNDavidson Jealous. The schools that prioritize learning innovation will have a competitive advantage. #
  • In entrepreneurship, timing is the critical piece you can't control. True of policy entrepreneurship as well, as we're seeing with spectrum. #
  • @markoff Correct me if I'm wrong, but the PCAST spectrum report talks about economic impact; different than hard $$ to the Treasury. #
  • @markoff Sadly, Congressional budget scoring has driven US spectrum policy since 1993, as Eli Noam presciently predicted. #
  • @angusdav Inflexible teaching to the test, unscientific teacher evals, profiteering charter operators. Give real reformers a bad name. #
  • Can't wait to read the PCAST spectrum report. A big step forward but not new; I and others promoted this a decade ago. http://t.co/GQJ8Ox5D #
  • Purely as a persuasive device, @markoff's framing of spectrum sharing as use of "computer-based technologies" has great promise. #