Friday, December 14, 2012

Cutting teacher voices off

You'll want to read this column (based off a speech given at an event held in honor of the late Judge Sumner Z. Kaplan ) by Professor Jim McDermott about whose voices are being shut off in the conversations on education: voices like Mrs. Barbieri's:

If you were to ask Eileen if she teaches writing or reading or science she would say, “NO, I teach young readers and young writers, and young scientists. There is a huge difference, you know.”
It's the line at the end about having to "sneak teach" that got me.

Mrs. Barbieri teaches at Clark Street School. And, yes, Professor McDermott, Judge Kaplan was all of that.

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