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

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Who, In His Right Mind, Would Go into Public School Teaching? Anyone, Anyone?

What do you get when you combine a war against teachers, a crusade against professional teacher education, a thirty year campaign to resegregate schools, the corporatization of PreK-12, and college costs that create a lifetime of crushing debt?

One thing you get is a serious teacher shortage, as reported by Rich in the New York Times.  In many parts of the country, enrollment is down by over 50 percent in teacher education programs that are sometimes reduced to nothing more than test prep training. 

1 comment:

  1. What you get is corporations setting up schools and training facilitators to promote just enough education to employee worker bees