My view of what's going on in education is somewhat pessimistic. One big reason for pessimism is that school kids are browbeaten into accepting less education than their minds could actually handle.
Oh, the experts will talk about things in ecstatic, hyperbolic terms. All kids will be college-ready and career-ready!!!!! Meanwhile, you have tens of millions of young people who cannot read properly, can't do basic math, don't know where Panama is, or what a cloud is. There is a huge disconnect in just these few statements. Somebody's lying.
Decades back, the standard liberal prescription was that the poor and dispossessed should fight back, and try to reclaim their inheritance. Who is saying that now with regard to education?
Surely, children shouldn't have to put up with every sophistry that professors at Harvard's Graduate School of Education come up with. Surely, children should be encouraged to oppose the dumbing down that seems to be going on all around them.
Perhaps we need more guerrilla teaching, and more students who become education guerrillas, that is, fighters for a higher level of education for every American.
In that spirit, here's an article titled "Memo to public school students: fight back." (Administrators are not allowed to look at this article. It's for guerrilla teachers and guerrilla students.)
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