Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My first piece in the Washington Post

I was pretty happy to see my post published in Valerie Strauss's The Answer Sheet in The Washington Post.

Here's a comment that was left for my post that gave me a good chuckle. I think you'll enjoy it too:

This Canadian educator better stay in Canada.
He would be out of place here in the United States where educators have abandoned common sense.
How else explain American educators accepting the idea in 2001 of the government mandating that every American child will be proficient by 2014?
The rule for American educators is not common sense but the ability to accept the absurd. They have been doing it since 2001 and practice has so far made them perfect at their willingness to accept the absurd. Witness their acceptance of Race To The Top.
Stay in Canada. Educators lose their ability to think in the United States. It may be the water.

1 comment:

  1. hahaha... that is awesome. Again, congratulations on having this printed by Strauss. Although we have a long way to go, I, too, am thankful to be an educator in Canada.


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