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Who's your crisis?

Posted By: Dick Schutz on August 12, 2008
That the exogenous factors of fertilizer/urbanization, pharmaceuticals, and consumer debt brought about by credit cards (and now the banking/mortgage [crisis, anyone?]} have influenced and will continue to influence US el-hi education is indisputable. What Glass has to say about the past, he defends very well. And his critique of all the ed “reforms” is also well substantiated.

Anyone seriously concerned with el-hi education should take this information to heart. Acting on the information would be productive in "what not to do."

But when it comes to endogenous factors that can be manipulated to reliably accomplish instructional aspirations, Glass punts: " The only reform [sic] that stands any chance of making our public schools better is the investment in teachers--to aide them in their quest to understand, to learn. Go become more compassionate, caring, and competent persons."

Where Glass got that revelation is anybody’s guess. When that’s the best a person of Glass’ stature can offer, it seems to me we've got a near intellectual vacuum, if not a crisis.

Dick Schutz
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 Who's your crisis? by Dick Schutz on August 12, 2008
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