Monday, July 03, 2006

What They Don't Teach You in High School

Here are 7 things that we know about our educational system:

1. Small Class size (15 maximum) provides a much better learning environment
2. Teachers a underpaid compared to other professionals
3. Our schools, especially in the inner city, need more money to do a good job
4. Studies show no clear value to vouchers and choice
5. There is no way to overcome poverty, broken homes, bad parenting.
6. Masters in education and/or certified teachers are better teachers
7. Private schools do better because they have more money to spend.

None of the above are true statements. And here is the article that shows how these myths are getting in the way of improving of children's educational opportunities.

I forgot to give a HT to Norma for this one.

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