Morning Round-up June 27, 2006

Short list emerges for school chief Boston Globe
Boston has narrowed its search for the next superintendent of schools to a list of five candidates, all career educators with experience in urban schools.

For School Equality, Try Mobility NYT
DUMB liberal ideas in education are a dime a dozen, and during my time as superintendent of Hhouston's schools and as the United States secretary of education I battled against all sorts of progressivist lunacy, from whole-language reading to fuzzy math to lifetime teacher tenure. Today, however, one of the worst ideas in education is coming from conservatives: the so-called 65 percent solution.

Tag! More schools ban games at recess USA TODAY
Some traditional childhood games are disappearing from school playgrounds because educators say they're dangerous.


Blogger dsgolburgh said...

Banning games from schools? Kids love to play, kids get hurt, and then kids keep playing. This is the nature of children.

If we continue to shield our children from the physical world, as we have done by providing video games and instant messaging, we will only further expand the divide between what is real and what is not.

The children, high school kids, I teach are more and more sheltered and less and less familiar with interpersonal relations and their physical world around them.

By protecting our children from all the pain of reality, we are insulating them from all real feelings.

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