Janet_Isserlis at Brown.edu
Wed Apr 14 13:00:01 EDT 2004
thanks for sending this. I'd seen some of it on the Rethinking Schools list.
A couple of things come to mind
1)[denial] and the immediate nagging sense that all the links to
existing ERIC documents (which I've already changed all over my
website), will once again go missing
2) [shock and awe] the Bigger more horrible realization that not
only is the new ERIC something between say, intellectual hostage
taking and McCarthy era shenanigans, but also wondering on a very
practical level how to shelter and save existing resources. Maybe I
read the message too quickly, but do any of us know what will happen
to the resources scattered across the internet into new (foster?)
homes when the multiple clearinghouses were disbanded?
I know that NCLE, for example, still exists outside the ERIC system,
but what about other resources?
And, as far as generating, archiving and disseminating new resources,
I'd agree with the boycott. Anywhere but there.
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