Posted by Peter W. Schramm
George Will is hard hitting in this Newsweek column: "The surest, quickest way to add quality to primary and secondary education would be addition by subtraction: Close all the schools of education." Harsh, but worth reading.
One doesnt need George Will to know that that is an excellent idea! Its a good thing that John Locke, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson, etc., did not attend schools with teachers from these "education" departments. Send the teachers to a classical middle or high school for a few months and that should be all they need.
Luckily, homeschooling in the US is at more than two million households, and growing.
amen - my wife was railroaded into a grad level education class. Her sole assignment was to keep a journal on teaching and show up for the bi-weekly jargon fest. An abject waste of time.
I took a "course" in my "graduate" "education" "program" at Ohio State in which I had to write weekly case studies. The first week or two, I wrote persuasive essays against the views of the teachers and received two "Fs." The subsequent weeks I played the game and received "As" for the rest of the quarter. Can anyone say mind-control? Can I get my money back for a wasted year? My student teaching experience was awesome but many people get stuck with an awful supervisor. What a terrible experience and great waste of time that probably damaged my first few years of teaching!
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