Okay--where do you think this next excerpt came from? Our public schools are one of the few unifying institutions that we have left. If we allow [something] to continue to individualize and atomize the classroom, we shouldn’t be surprised if our culture and political climate follow suit
Your "favorite activity" reminded me of today. Reading Emerson with a great bunch of kids. Can't imagine where or who I would be without the great conversation. There is just nothing like it, watching a kid's eyes light up with recognition. Bam! It hits in an instant, and we get to see it, be a part of it. Whew. It happened today. Reading your piece took me right to that moment. I'm blessed with particularly rambunctious young thinkers and doers.
Nice piece of writing. So glad to have sort of Forrest Gumped my way onto your site.
I remain amazed at the sheer volume of "conservative" education writers/pundits/advocates - all of whom seem to generate large incomes in exchange for poorly-executed propaganda like what you expose here. The bar is truly quite low.