Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Downside of "Placing Your Bet"

The problem with "placing your bet" on school reform is that then if you say, for example, "we need more schools like High Tech High," then you subsequently are on the hook to explain this sort of thing, which is pretty much impossible if you're not an insider. Or explaining this if you're a Big Picture fan.

Not that either of these cases are indictments of their respective models; it is just that things get more complicated when you move away from hand-waving generalities and truisms.

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