Thursday, January 17, 2008

Back to reality

A good article on the state of American education. It makes the case that market-style competition is not enough to overcome the devastation of the quality of teaching wrought by the ideologues who rule the schools of education.

1 comment:

RickK said...

I think that this article and comment nearly miss the point. It isn't free market vs. curriculum and quality. The real point is if we are willing and able to teach content in our schools, or even recognize the great importance of content and the surprising results from schools with real content. Similarly, phonics succeed in reading while "fuzzy" fails with math! You're comment would be much more useful if you could resist the temptation to rest on accusations like ideology. Explain just a bit for us ordinary folk.