Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Old News

John Rosemond, a writer I used to follow, sounds like this is new and he just discovered it:
Objective research isn't used when determining educational methods

...If school-reform fads had paid off, today's achievement levels would be higher, and classroom behavior would be better than it was in the 1960s. The opposite is the case. The taxpayer is catching on, evidenced by a growing revolt against public education's never-ending cry for more money. Accountability can be a painful thing.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

Now if Rosemond, and everyone else who can appreciate the same set of facts, would follow through with the obvious, next step - why?

I can't even begin to guess how many heavy-hearted tracts I've read about the sorry state of American public education and the love affair American public education has with worthless fads. Yet not once have I read an attempt to explain the phenomenon.

It's as if simply recognizing the appetite of the American public education system for edu-crap is such a burdensome undertaking that it leaves all those who've climbed the mountain to exhausted to do anything more.