The overwhelming majority of people commenting publicly about the state of American education and “failing” public schools have never taught in, learned in, or sent their children to these kinds of schools. Many of these people have no understanding of the education profession, the social, political, and economic history of education in this country, or how teaching and learning actually work. Most are not educators, and many of those few who did teach and/or run schools did so for a brief period of time after entering the field through alternative means– without the benefit of a rich background in educational studies of any kind.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Added to the sidebar
I've just added the Failing Schools blog over to the sidebar. What are they about?