By Jane S. Shaw at National Review Online
More than 60 students and alumni of the Harvard Graduate School of Education have protested the selection of Michael Johnston, a Democratic state senator in Colorado, as commencement speaker. In a rather verbose letter (what are they teaching at that school? not writing), the group of several dozen has asked the school to rescind his invitation. The pith:
Senator Johnston embraces a vision of education reform that relies heavily on test-based accountability while weakening the due process protections of teachers, a vision that we believe ultimately harms students and communities.
Truly a dangerous person (in spite of being a Democrat).
This commencement season seems the most disrupted in recent years. Thanks to Robert Shibley and his colleagues at FIRE for coining the term “disinvitation season” and asking that it end!