Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Be careful what you wish for 

For months now the opponents of the social science standards have engaged in attacks on the politics and character of the citizens who wrote the House-approved standards. EdWatch has decided that turnaround is fair play, so they've enunciated the views of the writers of the Senate's alternative secret meeting standards. This article from frequent Scholars visitor M gets cited.
Kozol's work convinces me that by being a citizen of the city where I teach, in solidarity with my students, I can equip the next generation of citizens to improve all of our situation.
Here's an example of his equipping of the next generation: "Thou shalt never go near a suburban school."

UPDATE: To be clear, M did not say that last quote but one of his students, of whom he "is proud", did instead. My apologies for any confusion.