Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Education Activist Gerald Bracey passes away

He moved from Washington DC to Washington State. I tended to agree with him on the uselessness of "highers standards" and misuse of international tests. From Susan Ohanian: There are no postings to send tonight. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. Gerald Bracey died unexpectedly today. His loss is devastating--as expert and as friend and mentor. Jerry didn't suffer facile argument quietly--whether it came from the left or the right. He was our mentor, the fellow who we could trust to explain hard data, the one we could depend on not to capitulate. Fearless in the face of power, Jerry told the truth and wasn't afraid to make enemies. Rest in Peace, Jerry. You leave a void in our hearts and in our struggle for justice for the children. Susan

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