Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Interesting article from the LA Times

The Myth of the Extraordinary Teacher by Ellie Herman, a teacher at Animo Pat Brown Charter High School in South Los Angeles.

I thought this article was interesting in pointing out the context of teaching and the realistic, material grounding of the classroom.

"I'm willing to work as hard as I can to be an excellent teacher, but as a country we have to admit that I'll never be excellent if we continue to slash education budgets and cut teachers, which is what's actually happening in California despite all our talk of excellence, particularly in schools that serve poor children. Until we stop that, we'll never have equal education in this country.

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