My public school teacher friend in NY sent this link to me. I’ve been having interesting emails chats with him and have learned a lot from his perspective from over 25 years in the system.
I’m learning from him is that teachers today have an enormously difficult job–more difficult that I could ever fully appreciate. The requirements and constraints placed upon them in the name of No Child Left Behind are mind boggling. (I joked on Facebook that I think the Federal Government needs to mandate magic wands for the teachers along with their “every child ready for college” goals.)
But I digress. This article, entitled “What if a college education just isn’t for everyone?” is from USA Today talks about the apprentice model for education and also quotes one of my favorite thinkers in the education field, Dr. Marty Nemko.