Sunday, June 11, 2006

Education - A Good Post

While reading along and chuckling at what Ann Coulter has done to the liberals again, I came upon a brilliant and well researched post by way of RWR.

Take a minute and look at what the early founders of public education were thinking and writing about their mission. wasn't really about what most of us consider education.

Just an observation.


At 6:26 PM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

A very interesting article, indeed. As a future educator, these are concerns for me, too. The last thing I want to do is become a part of the same system I hated as a kid, for the very reasons stated in the article. I am going to be applying to very liberal schools to start, schools designed to encourage kids in the areas they are interested in the most. I am not about force-fed education systems that cater to a lowest common denominator.

I haven't been in school that long, but it seems that they are gearing teachers for an approach to learning that is different than the old days, and one that I would say is beneficial to the learning process. However, the standards, to my knowledge, haven't really changed all that much. The system is just trying to find new and colorful ways to feed the dogs the same stale food.

I can only hope that I will have some say as to where I wind up as a teacher. I have taken to writing snippets from the greater minds from the past on the blackboards at school, snippets that make fun of education and school. I believe that these men were trying to say, "Listen, the classrooms are lacking in real education..." I would like to remind my fellow student-teachers that it is up to us not to force feed the kids, but to keep the fire within them alive.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Having been a teacher for 15 years, i can tell you that the standards have not stayed the same. They have been lowered considerably. And that's just in the 20 years that have passed since I graduated high school.

I wish you all the best as a teacher Beef. I hope you can handle the frustration. It's rekindled my longing for the road...



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