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Top Ten School Reform Tweets of 2011

By Rick Hess — September 28, 2011 1 min read
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Am out in Seattle, where I had the honor last night of emceeing the first inaugural Eddies! Awards for the Policy Innovators in Education Network. It was a terrific time with a bunch of smart and inspiring people. With social media playing an increasingly noteworthy role in the school reform effort, I thought I’d share one of the invaluable contributions from my emceeing gig--my list of the top ten school reform tweets of 2011.

10: @Brilldude- Unions bad. Reformers good. I heart Jon Schnur. Buy my book.

9: @DFERboss- Unions bad. LIFO bad. But not as bad as GOP governors. Walker, no soup for you!

8: @AnyonymousRavitchHater- STOP the presses! Ravitch really, really, really bad. And she overcharges for speeches. I’ll speak for free.

7: @ThisWeekinEducation- Breaking news. New Chinese premiere to be TFA alum. Chinese to launch first TFAer in space. TFA hails new asteroid region. UPDATE: NEA denounces asteroids as anti-teacher.

6: @LDH/StanfordStrong- I heart Finland. And McKinsey. Not Texas.

5: @SirMichael- The Yanks fell for this Deliverology crap? An Institute? Seriously? Good lord! Was British humor. Like Monty Python. LOL.

4: @FordhamMike- Don’t like reform realism or dynamism devotees? Got a million more. Critical collaboration? Gucci governance? C’mon people, work with me!

3: @TimeColumnistGuy- Reform is hard. Sure, Duncan invaded Texas, but he meant well. Didn’t use nukes. And the law here is really complex.

2: @StudentsFirst- Sat down Christie, told him to toughen up. Threatened to lock him in room with C. Barone. That seemed to do trick.

1: @EdSecDuncan- Reform is hungry work. Captured Houston. Marching on Austin. Pls airlift copy of blueprint, pb&j, and Cheney’s old waterboard gear. #winning

So, there you go. Don’t you feel more informed already? (And, just to be safe, no these aren’t real. Rest easy, Texans, our earnest Secretary of Education has not yet invaded--at least as of morning.)

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