Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Teachers Aiming High
There was recently a vapid editorial in the Boston Globe on how to *improve education* today. It was penned by a bubblehead crony of Greg Mankiw.
The crux - if we can be liberal with the term - of the article was that *improving teaching* would *improve education*.
Wow. What an insight!
The first comment I read was from teacher who didn't identify herself that way:
Finally, one cannot tie a teacher's abilities to their student's test scores. Every year your group of students changes and bring with them issues from the preceding year. Accountability cannot be measured in this way as it is not viewing the teacher, it is viewing the student. If you can move a student ahead even a little, that is success.
by headergirl November 07, 3:59 PM
If you can move a student ahead even a little, that is success?
I won't get sucked into arguing whether it's the teachers unions, the *parents*, television, classroom violence, or the infantile curriculum that's responsible for the abject failure of mass government education.
I reject the entire system, as y'all should as well.