An article with a great video segment about P.S. 22 on Staten Island, which is sending its 5th grade choir to the Oscars this year. Precisely the kind of teacher and class which business-minded school administrators are constantly targeting for elimination, in their quest for reading and math scores.
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One of the questions that has most been with me the past two years is this: If I had a son or daughter, would I have anything to really teach them? Would I have gathered from my years on earth some kind of life-wisdom to pass on to them? Or would all my knowledge be [...]
And gets a response. My general take on it: it’s about as useful and important as learning music. If you’re the kind of person who thinks we should just get rid of music, I think you’ll want to dump Latin too, and for the same reasons. One of the commenters asked, “I wonder how many [...]
I was speaking to a friend recently, in the presence of his wise wife, and the topic of conversation turned to the successes or failures of our high school education. We went to the same Jesuit school, and complaining about Jesuits is a traditional theme for learned conversation. My friend lambasted the education he received. [...]