Monday, January 11, 2010

Does Your School Educate Your Child?

Have you wrestled with the question of how well your children are being educated?

A friend steered me to this speech by John Taylor Gatto, "Why Schools Don't Educate." He gave this speech, amazingly, on the occasion of being awarded Teacher of the Year.

I read it through, was very impressed with his analysis, but didn't catch the original date at first. It's June 1990. Almost 20 years ago!

I encourage you to read the whole speech transcript. One thing I appreciated is that he doesn't stop at dissecting the problems, but provides several ideas that would genuinely help.

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