Much as some would want it thought of as a fully-formed and sufficient world, it’s no big secret that much of the current universe of education blogs --policy oriented ones in particular -- sorely lack key ingredients like deep experience, reflectiveness, and -- how to put this delicately? -- modesty. It’s all Fox News and the Daily Show, not much NPR or PBS.
Now imagine a world in which some good number of the most knowledgeable and experienced folks in education are present in the blogosphere to comment directly on the issues of the day or week, rather than the current array of ideologues, know-nothings, and self-promoters?
Well, it’s coming. Little by little, bit by bit, the “grownups” are coming to the blogosphere. A little birdie tells me that, starting Monday, the indefatigable Diane Ravitch and the inestimable Deborah Meier are going to be starting their online adventure at EdWeek.org.
With any luck, more will soon follow. Anyone else out there who wants to join in -- occasionally or regularly -- just let me know. It’s as easy as sending an email, only a lot more fun. Plus which, we really, really need you.
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