I've been wondering for ages how to blog something by Diane Ravitch, research professor in New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Well, there is something I've always quite liked, something she wrote on evidence-based research just over ten years ago.
Surrounded by a medical team in an intensive care unit, listening to them discuss her real life-threatening condition, Ravitch fantasises what would happen if educationists rather than doctors were treating her.
Rather than try and summarise it and fail convey the tone of the piece, I'm adding the link and inviting readers to read it for themselves. It's called 'What if Research Really Mattered?' and was published by the Thomas Fordham Institute. Enjoy.