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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 02/2012

Educating for Democracy: Let Students Fire the Teachers - A Modest Proposal

| Posted 02.02.2012 | Education

After all, giving students the authority to judge their teachers is based on the market-driven premise that the primary "consumers" of the "education industry" would be best to judge the quality of the merchandise.

Educating for Democracy: Fitting the School to the Student

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

What is happening is that the teaching profession will become the least desirable for any bright, capable and idealistic student which will result in the further intellectual impoverishment of public schools.

Educating for Democracy: The Problems with Mayoral Control

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Education

Using the business model in which education is a "commodity" and students are "consumers" misunderstands and distorts the delicate, complex, and very difficult process by which students learn.