Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
DRAGON AGE BABIES!
WHAT TEACHERS MAKE by Taylor Mali
My husband would appreciate this I think.
Yes… I do :-)
Teachers are terribly under-appreciated today. Especially the good ones.
“Science, like art, is not a copy of nature but a re-creation of her.”
Today, I post something that has nothing to do with education whatsoever.
This is what I thought when I was a student in high school. Also as an undergrad. Also as a Master’s student. Also as a teacher.
I neither fully disagree or agree with the message of the picture.
Teaching does have to train people to think a certain way. Physics cannot be computed the same way literature is.
But forcing people to change themselves to fit a mold? That, to me, is why so many people can wholeheartedly say that they hate school.