Friday, January 14, 2011
Another Modest Proposal
How about a rule that anybody who wants to undertake school reform, or make arguments about it, even when using evidence-based studies, first spend one week--all day for 5 full days--in a class room?
A week in the same teacher's room, following him or her all week, seeing, hearing, participating in all the things s/he does.
I don't pretend this will make everyone see things the way teachers do, or, for goodness sake, the way the union does.
I do expect folks would have a fuller, more accurate sense of the school life, the teacher's life, the student life, etc.
Would make for a better conversation about school reform, I think.
Posted by Andrew Milton at 7:01 PM