Grabbed from my furl.
“The ongoing nature versus nurture debate is dead,” she says. “We now have the neurobiological tools to really begin to understand the interaction between the two.”
Our officials should be lauded for their concern about high school graduation rates. But the governors should scrutinize with great care the popular reforms of the day before imposing them on their states’ schools. Just because Bill Gates is ready to pour millions of dollars into a big new idea doesn’t make it a good one.