Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kristoff, Revisited.

I've written a number of posts on Nicholas Kristof's off the wall views on education. See here, here, and here, for example.

I thought I was going to have to do it again after reading Kristof's latest diatribe in today's Op-ed section of the Times, but Thoughts on Education Policy saved me the effort. Well worth a read.


Chaz said...

I still used your article as a link to mine.

Anonymous said...

I agree that a few teachers, only a few, are not suited to teach children. But, a significantly large population (over 90%) of city teachers are competent, dedicated, selfless, and hardworking educators who on a daily basis do the right thing by helping their students succeed. Therefore, Mr. Kriss-Kross Kristof is off base on his issues about teachers who can't be removed. If you can't remove these incompetent, inexperienced chancellors and self-serving politicians, who have inflated the data, detorted the truth, and have abused their power in the education arena, from their positions, then why should the politicians finger-point at teachers, the union, and the community for the cause of the problem when the powers that be are at fault.