Jim Horn at Schools Matter posted this as well. His comment is right on target.
You won't get this kind of honesty and genuine care from the mealy-mouthed sellouts who run AFT and NEA.Diane Ravitch, who also posted a link to this speech wrote,
Please watch this speech! It is a brilliant dissection of why "reform," as presently defined, is failing. And it is a clear and realistic description of what students and teachers need to succeed. If you take the time to watch this, it will make your day.President Obama needs to listen to this...and then fire Arne Duncan. Lewis is honest, blunt, and correct. Things need to change, now.
Karen Lewis spoke to the Chicago Club on November 20.
Stop the Testing Insanity!