My God. Started reading this and couldn’t stop. “Public Education’s Dirty Secret”
"Bad teaching is a common explanation given for the disastrously inadequate public education received by America’s most vulnerable populations. This is a myth," writes
Cowardice and willful blindness masquerading as tolerance and compassion: A deadly article from a very brave teacher. How unfortunately rare this is.
It’s not a secret to those who listen to me... Public Education’s Dirty Secret - Quillette
"Bad teaching is a common explanation given for the disastrously inadequate public education received by America’s most vulnerable populations. This is a myth." Ex-teacher reveals the brutal truth of what happens in NYC's classrooms
heartbreaking piece in about what it's actually like to teach at NYC public high schools. students marinated in the view that serious study is tantamount to "acting white," and teachers handcuffed by constant allegations of discrimination
I left that afternoon never to return. But I brought away something priceless: an insider’s knowledge of a corrupt system. Read 's exposé on American public schools
This is astounding. I’d like to hear from other urban high school teachers about whether they’ve had similar experiences. I attended an awful Brooklyn HS in the 1970s but it was nothing like this.
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” - Thomas Sowell
“It is not poor teaching or a lack of money that is failing our most vulnerable populations. The real problem is an ethos of rejection that has never been openly admitted by those in authority.” A heartbreaking read about public ed
Public Education’s Dirty Secret - Quillette
A tragic assessment of our denial of the real reasons education fails: “Why do precious few adults admit the truth out loud? Because in America the taboo against questioning the current orthodoxy on race is too strong and the price is too high...”
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Public Education’s Dirty Secret - Quillette
One has to wonder if the Flynn effect/gap narrowing is just widespread progressive cheating as we’ve had confirmed now in several locales. Grade and test score inflation to ameliorate the brutality of biology.