Waiting for Superman to Tell the Truth? (Don’t Hold Your Breath)

The least accountable among us are those at the top making grand statements (unverified, unchallenged) used to call for the accountable of everyone else. I invite you to read carefully Canada’s Legend-ary TED Talk Lie by Gary Rubinstein to understand how corrosive the “miracle” school narrative is when it is combined with the cult of personality (Canada as […]

More Challenges to Kirp’s “Miracle” Narrative

While researching and writing two books on key education issues, school choice (Parental Choice?) and poverty’s impact on education (Ignoring Poverty in the U.S.), I discovered the importance of and then committed significant sections of both works to examining the intersection of research on education and the media. The disturbing picture I uncovered was that […]


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