Thursday, July 23, 2009

Inspiring Kids

How a teacher used students' forged notes and developed them into a lesson plan (ReadersDigest). Meanwhile, in Baltimore, a teachers union forces a charter school to increase wages to teachers that they neither want nor that the school can afford (JohnStossel). I feel lucky to have as many great teachers as I did - but like most people, I also had my share of duds.

I just don't get how we allow a special interest group to put a strangle hold on the development of kids especially given how much we know we depend on innovation. The knee jerk reaction by many is that education is supposedly too important to be put in the hands of money grubbing capitalists, but I have to wonder if they're saying the alternative is better?

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