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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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pity Party

So there's this guy and he's an "education reformer".  And he gets angry emails from teachers who complain about the agenda that education reformers often push on the classroom.

His defense in the above column is kind of bizarre.  He taught for two years before getting mugged and developing PTSD.  But two years with TFA is not the same as struggling with the issues in education for a career.  I can't imagine having the presumptuousness to tell a teacher what makes good teaching after two years in the classroom.

I'm really sorry he had a traumatic mugging and post-concussion syndrome.

But that doesn't excuse his lack of teaching experience.

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