Dan Drmacich, education activist

Recorded March 2014. Dan Drmacich is the retired principal, Rochester NY School Without Walls High School. Chairman, Coalition for Justice in Education. Dan is highly critical of the Common Core and high stakes testing. Major points covered in this interview include the following:

  • Implementation of the Common Core is not connected to research.
  • There is no relation between test scores and economic growth.
  • Concentrated poverty is the real issue. Its effects are wide-ranging.

Books referred to: Jonathan Kozol, Shame of the Nation; Gerald Grant, Hope and Despair in the American City.

He offers several real solutions to the issue of concentrated poverty.


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