Holy Cross Prof. Jack Schneider and StudentsFirst Founder Michelle Rhee Host Blog on Education Week

Education Week
April 21st, 2014 by 

In response to the continuously building tension surrounding issues of education reform in America, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, and Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington D.C. public schools and founder of StudentsFirst, have launched a blog for Education Week called “K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric.” Rhee, a champion of education reform which “seeks quantifiable gains in student achievement,” and Schneider, who refers to himself as a “vocal critic” of this movement, will use the blog as a space for constructive discussion, moving away from debate that often turns into what Schneider calls “a war of words.”

“[T]hough we are uncertain about what the ultimate outcome of this dialogue will be, both of us agree about the importance of finding common ground.  We think that sound bites are fundamentally misleading,” Schneider writes. “We are convinced that the more we shout at each other from our separate corners, the further apart we will grow.  And we believe that beneath the surface of so much disagreement is a point of consensus about the importance of educating the nation’s children.”

Schneider and Rhee begin this dialogue with their first topic on April 21, “Debating the Merits of Standardized Testing.” Keep up with the conversation on Education Week.

 

This “Holy Cross in the New” item by Evangelia Stefanakos ’14.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

| More

Comments are closed.

07/28/16 Local Paper Highlights Holy Cross on Jeopardy
07/26/16 Congressman McGovern Recognizes Chick Weiss’ Career Before Congress
07/26/16 Holy Cross Professors, Alumnae Display Artwork at Local Exhibits
07/21/16 Holy Cross Professors Discuss Economic Uncertainty in the Wake of Brexit
See All
See All
Featured Videos

See video
Video: Total Giving to Holy Cross Breaks Record With $46.7 Million Raised

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Spring Blooms on Holy Cross Campus

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Class of 2016 Shares What’s Next

Watch Video >
See video
‘Major in Anything…Succeed in Business’

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery, Video: Obama Advisor Broderick Johnson ’78 Speaks on ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ Other White House Initiatives

Watch Video >
See video
Crusaders Win Patriot League Championship

Watch Video >
See video
Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Bucknell In Double Overtime Thriller

Watch Video >
See video
New Webcams Provide Live Video Stream of Campus, Contemplative Center

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery: Contemplative Center Architectural Concepts Come to Fruition

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Winter on the Hill Is All About Making Memories

Watch Video >
More What’s Happening on Campus

Hanify-How

nd Memorial Lecture

See More >
Family Wee

nd 2016

See More >
Family Wee

nd 2016

See More >
Family Wee

nd 2016

See More >
More Holy Cross in the News

07/28/16

Local Paper Highlights Holy Cross on Jeopardy

Telegram & Gazette

The College of the Holy Cross’ 11 appearances on Jeopardy! were featured in the Telegram & Gazette twice in one day last week. In one story, “I’ll take Holy...

07/26/16

Congressman McGovern Recognizes Chick Weiss’ Career Before Congress

In his recent remarks to Congress, Rep. Jim McGovern honored Charles “Chick” Weiss for his 41-year career at College of the Holy Cross and his contributions to the City...

07/18/16

Holy Cross Professor Helps Demystify How America Views Medicated Children

Pacific Standard | The Week

  The Pacific Standard picked the brain of Ara Francis, assistant professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, to myth-bust the way America understands...