Another thoughtful post by Doug on the Borderland. This bit in particular resonated with me. I don’t know what I think about it yet, I just want to let it simmer for a while:
The time for sweeping changes may be overdue, but I don’t see how
educators are going to initiate that process. The problems we confront
are not merely institutional, they are embedded in the relationship
between schools and society. Sincere dialog may be the most practical
revolutionary stance a teacher can assume at this time.
I’m blogging this using righ-click “BlogThis” option, not via Firefox’s Performancing extension, which refuses to work properly: the error message says “there was a possible error contacting the ATOM server: error type #3 [Object object]”. As I haven’t a clue what that means, I’ll just uninstall and re-install the extension. Damn nuisance! When it works, Performancing is really so useful.