The state oversight of private and parochial education is likely to increase slowly, especially along the lines of uniformity in statistics and records, sanitary inspection, common standards of work, and the enforcement of the attendance laws. In particular, the attitude toward the control of the child is likely to change. Each year the child is coming to belong more and more to the state, and less and less to the parent. - Ellwood P. Cubberley 1909
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The National School Board Association and Bill Gates
We posted this morning on the puzzling legislation NSBA crafted pushing back against the Department of Education. The NSBA wants to reclaim local control in school districts. We couldn't figure out why the NSBA would push for more local control while supporting common core standards.
I tweeted the link and received a tweet in return from education researcher extraordinaire Susan Ohanian that many of you might find interesting:
It's been 3 1/2 years since NSBA got $755,603 from Gates. Maybe they're angling for more.
Maybe that explains the ambivalence?