P.L. Thomas explains that to understand U.S. educational reform, foundational differences among the various groups or camps of reform need to be clarified. And, in a post he wrote this week, he has provided a map that we can use to help us understand educational reform.
He states that all reform is driven by ideology. He says:
and thus, those ideologies color what evidence is highlighted, how that evidence is interpreted, and what role evidence plays in claims public education has failed and arguments about which policies are needed for reform.