Those who can, teach. Those who cannot pass laws about teaching

This was written by Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina. It was published on By Paul Thomas A new slogan has appeared from the ranks of educators who know the new education reform movement to be misguided, uninformed, and powerful: “Those who can, teach. Those who cannot […]

Why Good Teachers Aren’t Thinking About the Global Economy By Alfie Kohn

Here are some phrases that might reassure us if they were used to defend a particular education policy: “excitement about learning” . . . “deeper thinking about questions that matter” . . . “promoting social and moral development” . . . “democratic society.” And here’s a phrase that ought to make us wince and back […]