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

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Remember who the real enemy is,

"Remember who the real enemy is." (Heymitch to Katniss, in Catching Fire)

There is a good reason why some educators are reluctant to let young people read The Hunger Games  ("If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again," Jan. 10).

The Hunger Games reveals the philosophy behind the Department of Education's Race to the Top. Distract the oppressed by forcing them to compete against each other to gain a few small prizes from the oppressor. 

Posted as a comment at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/10/if-we-stop-telling-kids-what-to-read-they-might-start-reading-again/

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