Friday, October 12, 2012

The Curriculum Reformation

     E.D. Hirsch, your ship has finally arrived.  City Journal's article by Sol Stern brings some of the best news this educator has heard in years--namely, that education reformers are finally recognizing that content-based education is exactly what today's students need, especially disadvantaged minority students.  As Stern points out, "Hirsch’s ideas were anathema in the education schools, where the nation’s future teachers, instead of learning about the evidence supporting content knowledge in the classroom, are force-fed a toxic diet of radical political tracts by “education theorists” like Paulo Freire, William Ayers, and Jonathan Kozol. (Progressive-education doctrine holds that inculcating disadvantaged children in social-justice activism is just as important as teaching them the three Rs.)"    Read more here.

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