Orwell Award Announcement SusanOhanian.Org Home


Poor Elijah's 2010 Education Wish List


Ohanian Comment: Some things to agree with, some not (as in strongly not. I like #2, so that's the one I'm posting. For the rest you can go to the hotlink below.

Poor Elijah, aka Peter Berger

. . . Despite his own personal ambivalence, Poor Elijah recognizes the stock some readers put in organizing their intentions at the top of the year. Here then are a few resolutions he'd like to see schools adopt. . . .

2. Issue a gag order silencing all education experts who haven't taught in public school classrooms for the bulk of their careers. Offer these authorities--cabinet officers, commissioners, legislators, education professors, and think-tankers--the chance to reapply for an education preaching license after they've spent the next five years teaching on their own in a real classroom with real kids. . . .

the full list is available from the hot link below.

Peter Berger teaches English in Weathersfield, Vermont.

— Poor Elijah aka Peter Berger
SouthCoastToday

2010-01-01

http://archive.southcoasttoday.com/daily/01-99/01-08-99/b05op068.htm

na


MORE OUTRAGES


FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of education issues vital to a democracy. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.