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Encouraging Rebellion

September 5, 2011

An email today is titled, "Lessons schools can learn from business." I find its content frustrating. NCLB is a business-oriented approach to schooling and hardly anyone is pleased with it. All over the country, lawyers and businesspeople are becoming superintendents. Mostly their record is one of failure. It's teachers who understand the problems and the solutions. But very few are speaking out in state and national forums. If schools are to find their place in this new century, if they are to be all we want them to be, no one can lead the way like experienced teachers. It's time for the real experts in the field to speak up and take charge. (more…)

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