In the next 24 hours I will be posting an extended description of "Brand X schools" as the third part of a series that has so far talked about what "reformers" are saying and doing and what schools I have labeled as Teacher Knows Best of TKB schools advocate.
Each of these parts have been briefly sketched because I believe they are familiar to most people who are paying attention to what is happening in education. I have not had much in the way of responses suggesting whether these descriptions are accurate so I am not sure whether to assume they are or that they are so far of base readers didn't think it is worth their time to comment.
The next posting will cover many of the same elements (such as purpose of education, curriculum, and community involvement) that I mentioned in the first two parts but I will do so in a little more depth because while I believe there are examples of many schools in the country that feature much of what I have included in the discussion of the Brand X schools, some of the ideas are a little further from the main stream schools of the day.
I hope readers will take time to read through the coming discussion and share their own views about schools such as those I have labeled as Brand X