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.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

nice idea! how could you make it happen? invite a school board member...?