El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
supergee

Schooling

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I come from a family of teachers and unsurprisingly think they take too much of the blame. The school system has a set of goals as incompatible as those of the prison system (not the only thing the two have in common). The teachers are supposed to Leave No Child Behind, a goal that makes as much sense in schooling as it would in a track meet. They are evaluated on the performance of their students on an objective test (a grotesque idea in itself) and then told they must not teach for the test. They are subject to the pressures of idiots who want their offspring protected from godless heliocentrism evolution. Their unions are probably no worse about protecting incompetent and harmful members than the AMA. Nobody has a clear idea of what they should do, but everyone knows they're doing it wrong.
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