"If we end up starting the higher standards process all over again," he recommends, "let's agree that teachers must be well-represented at the table."So next go-round it'll be Bill Gates, Chester Finn, the White House, the N.E.A., the A.F.T., . . . . and the membership of the N.E.A. and the A.F.T.
John Thompson: Can the Gates Foundation Learn?
Here's a thought.
If we're going to be small-d democratic and all, next time let's have parents at the table.
Parents, taxpayers, and disciplinary specialists.
Lots of disciplinary specialists.