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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NBC Education summit: one-sided propaganda (TeacherSabrina)

TEACHERSABRINA comments on the NBC Education summit


"Next, NBC will host a health summit to highlight how unhealthy
America is. They won't invite any doctors to contribute to any
of the main events, but will broadcast tons of programming by
those who just happen to have some interest in for-profit
health ventures. This is a sham. At least, it is right now.
If they change course, and offer some real diversity in
perspectives (read: views from actual teachers and parents, in
schools and communities that are actually struggling, who
haven't received any money from the Gates or Broad
foundations), then it might be a worthwhile venture. But as it
stands, this is shaping up to be a week's worth of one-sided
propaganda (in a season already filled with it-- Waiting for
Superman, anyone?). Kudos to those who are saying as much-- be
sure to spread the word, and hold NBC accountable for offering
a substantive dialogue."

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