"… life is not a multiple choice test, it’s an open-book essay exam."
Alan Blinder (Princeton)
"For every complex question there is a simple answer – and it’s wrong."
"I think the success of any school can be measured by the contributions the alumni make to our national life."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so."
"Information is the currency of democracy."
"American education stands at the brink of its own information revolution. But the revolution will not be automatic. Educators will need plenty of support, not just to decipher the statistics and operate the software but to link data to instructional problems and solutions. How much help they get will determine whether the new tools get used simply to push a few test scores over the proficiency line or to enable whole schools to establish the ‘culture of inquiry’ that forms the cornerstone of continuous improvement."
"All information is imperfect. We have to treat it with humility."