Rodel’s Dr. Paul Herdman Is Getting Smart!

Dr. Paul Herdman with the Rodel Foundation of Delaware recently made a Top 50 list for a company called Getting Smart.  The list is like a who’s who of corporate education reformers.  Released on September 28th, the list also includes a “Chiefs Making A Difference” category.  None other than former Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy got a nod, along with nine other state chiefs of education.  I guess they didn’t get the memo that Murphy “resigned”.

The list Herdman was in was called “More Relevant Than Ever In K-12”.  He joins other “reformers” such as Andy Rotherham and Sir Michael Barber.  The website also featured a top 50 Advocacy Organizations list of which Rodel made the list.  Other “prominent” companies included Achieve, Aspen Institute (of which Herdman is a “fellow”), Council of Chief State School Officers, Education Trust, Fordham Institute, New America Foundation, and numerous other companies.  I wonder how many of the CEO’s of these companies get over $343,000 a year for destroying public education like our very own Doc Herdman?

Getting Smart is some type of education technology company that is obviously in bed with all the destroyers reformers of public education.  It would stand to reason Herdman would make this list the way he pimps “personalized learning” and “blended learning”.  Can anyone tell me the difference between the two?  I swear, every day these companies come crawling out of the woodwork…

3 thoughts on “Rodel’s Dr. Paul Herdman Is Getting Smart!

  1. Crawling out of the woodwork is one thing but when they destroy the woodwork with their mindless burrowing than pesticides should be applied to destructive insects no matter how powerful they are.
    Representative John Kowalko

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  2. When I went to my college class’s 50th reunion, our new President spoke to us about her vision for the college. One vision was “blended learning”…in which specific subjects (our very popular two-year Cultural Heritage course) was going to be blended in with other subjects. The result is less than the original. I believe that this is being done with English today in our high schools. Again, the result is less because less time is spent teaching and learning that subject.

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