Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lamont Laments

Michèle Lamont, the author of How Professors Think, explains what she thinks is wrongheaded in Sarkozy's approach to educational reform. The bottom line:

Academic evaluation is enabled by long-term exposure to a detailed classification system that allows one to understand what is new and significant. Until Sarkozy and the other French technocrats understand this, they will have a hard time proposing a policy that will gain the support of experts.

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