“One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and
always a clever thing to say.”
~ Will Durant (1885 – 1981)
Eduhonesty: If only Departments of Education across this country shared Durant’s wisdom.
It’s not that we should do nothing for our students — but maybe we should stop making huge masterplans for them. Let their teachers decide what they need. Their teachers are likely to know. Those masterplans often have nothing to do with actual student needs. They require teachers to teach prescribed content, often not the content that they need and almost never the content they want.