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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





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