Friday, February 22, 2008

Carnival of Education

The Carnival of Education is up at Sharp Brains and boy, it's fantastic. Heck, one of the categories is Education as a System. You just know that posts in the category are going to be thought-provoking. The same goes for the posts in Learning and Teaching Philosophy.

Spend a bit of time with this week's carnival and I think you'll realize just how close many people inside the system and those of us outside it are on so many issues.


Dana said...

Definitely. Public school teachers...the good ones...amaze and inspire me. I worked with many in the system, and most truly do have the best interests of the children at heart. They've given their lives and talents to it.

That's why I wish there were more local control. I trust the teachers at our local school, and the school board is ok. But it is our legislature that messes everything up.

Dawn said...

I think local control would be the key. If schools were truly in the hands of parents, students and teachers...I can't help but think it's completely intentional that the three most basic components of schools are the most powerless.

JJ Ross said...

Well - local control is better than not. But the most local control is giving the learner (en famille) the control; if it's legally compulsory, then the control over whether, how and what to learn isn't local enough even if it's at home, imo!