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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, August 26, 2013


A typical provocative Salon piece, but it raises an important point: our current model of teaching doesn't work nearly as well as we hope it would.  And some of that is based on premises about learning and teaching that just don't hold pedagogical water.

I'm not sure that democratic classrooms work, however.  My guess is that they work for those they work for and the ones who don't thrive (or survive) there don't last.

Thought provoking anyway.

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