"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, November 23, 2009

Obama, Duncan, Gates Ed Head

[Photo taken from streaming video at White House Live]
"Hello President Obama, great speech you just gave there. I'm Vicki Phillips, head of the Gates Domestic Education Program (but you already knew that!). Hey, how are all the former Gates employees doing at the DOE? I was just chatting with my good friend, Mr. Aw-Shucks Duncan, and we had this really great idea: how about if we just get rid of all the teachers and use robots?! They wouldn't complain about the tests we're ramming down students' throats, they don't bitch about poor work environments, and they're practically FREE! Heck, that's practically our plan right now - did you see the revamped Get Schooled website? Once again, we left the teaching profession off the list of potential jobs of the future. We wouldn't want students aspiring to become teachers."

1 comment:

  1. Just took a quick glance at the Get Schooled site. They didn't completely skip teaching as a profession, Phys Ed teacher is an opion under their "get loud" section. The biggest absence I noticed- journalism. Wouldn't want kids today thinking they should observe, research, connect dots, review history, report to the public...