December 26, 2012
A Gift for You: Why Education Matters
Diane Ravitch's blog, December 26, 2012.
Diane Ravitch, citing The New Republic's Leon Wieseltier, argues we need more than amateur do-it-yourself educators, and we need education for more than job preparation. "At a time when we hear hosannas to online learning," she writes, "home-schooling, inexperienced teachers, the business model of schooling, for-profit schools, and the commodification of education, this is bracing reading." In this she attracts the misplaced ire of defenders of home and alternative schooling, but
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