NYTimes: "Building a Better Teacher"
--by Elizabeth Green
Nine pages! I haven't read it yet, but figured we'd want to talk about it here. So check it out--sounds like an interesting discussion.
Schools Matter has something out already, "The 'Teachers Are Built' Non-school of Thought"
From Schools Matter (posted by Jim Horn):
"The New York Times Magazine
has a fondness for giving great swaths of paper and ink to the reform
schoolers' mission to turn K12 education over to the corporations, and
this week's 8,000 word piece by Spencer Foundation fellow, Elizabeth
Green (former ed reporter for the right-wing New York Sun
), does not disappoint in that regard. The operative metaphor of the piece, "Building a Better Teacher,"
follows from the ed deformer's core conceit that teachers are like
mousetraps, devices that can be designed, re-designed, torn down and
tinkered with to produce a more efficient way to capture and confine,
Add in pertinent responses, reviews of the article, when you get a chance.
Have you read "Building a Better Teacher"? What do you think?