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  •  I appreciate your diary and hope that your Op-Ed (9+ / 0-)

    will be published.

    The core thesis of your piece-- that "public schools reflect and perpetuate the inequality of opportunity found in society"--sent me back to find Jean Anyon's classic essay from 1980, "Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work," in which she describes the teaching methods found in different schools (which she categorizes by class). I assume you know it, and her other work?

    Regrettably, there appear to be too few education reformers who will admit to the legitimacy of your argument. Education is still claimed to be the big engine of social mobility, even as the escalator itself is grinding to a halt. It is thus easier to blame teachers, again, rather than point fingers at the deeper and more intractable sources of inequity.

    I keep wishing for an Education Policy group here at DKos, though sometimes I think I should be careful what I wish for (your present diary a fine exception to those which have given me concern). It's not anything I could organize, yet I'd be an interested participant.

    Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

    by peregrine kate on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 03:33:43 PM PST

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