Thanks to a reader who pointed me to this post about the High School Transformation effort that CPS is implementing (or was, anyway), I learned two valuable things: First, that depending on how you look at it the HST effort could be seen as a touchy-feely, wishy-washy progressive type thing rather than how I've heard it most described as a top-down accountability-oriented effort. Apparently the packages being offered to high schools are overly focused on inquiry, not hard facts, and don't include Earth Sciences. Second, I learned that Instructivist, a blogger I've read for quite a while now, is a teacher in Chicago. Who, obviously, doesn't like the HST effort.
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