Re: the right to pursue excellence (OBE)

KleinCon@aol.com
Fri, 9 May 1997 07:30:17 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-05-09 04:00:44 EDT, Melissa wrote:

<<
Outcome-based education (OBE) is where you have a list of outcomes that all
students must meet at each grade level. >>

Melissa,

Thanks for your definition. I understand the concept as you present it and
have the same objections as the author you discussed. I am now, however,
even more confused about why the right-wing (Phyllis Schlafly, et al) hate it
so much! My understanding, from Bill Bennett to the guy (Hirsch?) who wrote
that series of books of what "Every First Grader, Second Grader, etc. Should
Know, is that the right-wing would be all for having such standards. Just
not set by the federal government - THEY want to be the ones to set the
standards!

Alan