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How Could They Have Let This Happen?

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this quote from Alfie Kohn:

"We are living through what future historians will surely describe as one of the
darkest eras in American education -- a time when teachers, as well as the very
idea of democratic public education, came under attack; when carrots and sticks
tied to results on terrible tests were sold to the public as bold "reform"; when
politicians who understand nothing about learning relied uncritically on corporate
models and metaphors to set education policy; when the goal of schooling was as
misconceived as the methods, framed not in terms of what children need but in terms
of "global competitiveness"-- that is, how U.S. corporations can triumph over their
counterparts in other countries.

There will come a time when people will look back at this era and ask, "How the
hell could they have let this happen?" "

Do you agree with Kohn? Join the conversation and let us know!
July 30th, 2013 @ 1:24PM