I hope that everyone is enjoying the February break and that it means you have a little time to catch up on some news of the world. Of course, with the political season among us, that means all kinds of talk about the state of education and the need for reforms will be in the headlines in short time. Before the state of education is reduced to a bunch of catchy bromides, it’s good to take a self-directed survey of the news to see for yourself what is happening. I imagine that if you work in Haverhill, you probably already have a few opinions about where schools and schooling is heading. Anyway, here are a few interesting articles I came across while surfing on the net. Among the writers are two of my favorites, E.D. Hirsch and Howard Gardner. Enjoy.
- Unemployment Training (The Ideology of Non-Work Learned in Urban Schools)
- The end of literacy? Don’t stop reading
- How to make great teachers
- A new twist on grading schools
- Teaching to teach
Thanks for reading and I hope that you get some rest.
© 2008 henry toromoreno