Parker Palmer Speaks Out On Education
Parker's forward to the book American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom is inspiring and reassuring. He puts schools and politics into perspective, and reminds us that what we do as teachers is worthy of celebration!
"Sadly, American teachers are too often treated by politicians, the press and the public as scapegoats for problems that the rest of us lack the wit or the will to solve. It’s all too easy to point to 'educational failures' such as chronic underachievement among certain student populations, to pin the blame on 'bad teachers', and to propose yet another policy that involves achievement tests and punishments for teachers whose students fall below the norm... we want our politicians to give teachers the support they deserve while they seek to solve America’s growing poverty problem..." Click to read more.
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