Chris Lehmann is Happy that David Warlick is Angry

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Sunday, April 12. 2009

David Warlick is angry…

… and that’s a very good thing.

In a recent post entitled “Let’s Just Put Them All In Jail 24/7,” David’s title came from a comment a reader left in the post before about Secretary Duncan’s comments in Coloardo where he called for more time in schools as he said:
“Go ahead and boo me,” Duncan told about 400 middle and high school students at a public school in northeast Denver. “I fundamentally think that our school day is too short, our school week is too short and our school year is too short.”

The whole post is worth reading — as are the comments, but I wanted to jump in and say that what angers David most, it seems, is the whole “the beatings will continue until moral improves” mindset that seems to be prevailing these days. And yes, it’s being applied to students and teachers alike. The answer to our problems in education seems to be teach more, teach harder, learn more, learn harder. More hours, more homework, etc…
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