The Power of Data & School Reform
Posted on 09/08/2014
The keynote presenter for the Midland Park School District's
opening day convocation was Dr. Christopher Tienken, author (with Donald
Orlich) of The School Reform Landscape--Fraud, Myth,and Lies (2013).
An Associate Professor at Seton Hall University, Tienken and Orlich's
work takes a sharp, focused look at American school reform policies and
initiatives since Sputnik. In doing so, the authors adhere to a strict
data-supported approach, one they caution readers to, "...not mistake
our approach as one-sided. It is not." Tienken's challenging
presentation resonated positively with administrators and staff as
feedback on the day was very positive. For more on Tienken's work, read
more at: christienken.com and follow him on Twitter: @ChrisTienken.