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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Help wanted

Evil greedy genius seeks teachers and scholars who are eager to sacrifice their current careers for substantial but temporary financial gains.  Must have no hesitation in promoting teaching machines and tests that do not help children learn, but will result in enormous short-term profits for the testing and publishing industries.  

Two kinds of minions are especially needed:
1.    Researchers who can write long and dense scholarly papers that obscure serous errors in statistical analysis and logic.
2.    Classroom teachers who can represent my company to the public and speak convincingly as the voice of experience. A background in acting is a definite asset. 

Perfect for those who intend to leave academic research and classroom teaching and move up to more lucrative positions in administration and private consulting.


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