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…