Orwell Award Announcement SusanOhanian.Org Home

When I Become Emperor of Education. . . .

Susan Notes:

Inspired by this item, I offer you a chance to describe what changes you'd make to the education landscape.
Send to susano@gmavt.net

by Don Perl

When I become the emperor of education:

a) Every CEO of all the publishing houses would have to sit for two weeks, like the children, taking the sorting and marginalizing tests that children have to take, and have to suffer the consequences of that sorting and marginalizing.

b) Every mayor who is now in charge of the local public school system would be required to teach in the inner city for a year.

c) All lobbyists for enormous corporations such as McGraw-Hill would be required to show up naked before being allowed entry into the halls of the capitol.

d) All teachers would have the opportunity to go on retreats to beautiful mountain resorts with each other to build comaradería.

— Don Perl


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.