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Posted on Thu, Sep. 1, 2011
Philadelphia Inquirer Opinion By Susan Gobreski
Susan Gobreski is the executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, a public interest advocacy organization and the mother of three Philadelphia school children.
As we begin the search for a new superintendent in Philadelphia, we need to first crystallize what we want and then hire someone to carry out a program-centered plan. It is the programs that need our focus, not the individual. In that spirit, here are a few priorities that can change the quality of our children's education.
Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2011 5:00 am
Bucks County Courier Times By James McGinnis , Staff writer |
The ethnic makeup of Bensalem is changing, more local families are falling into poverty, and the school district must come to terms with stereotypical and racist rhetoric expressed by some parents and teachers.
To improve education, the first thing needed is a sense of modesty and scale. Education is a complex activity that involves students, teachers, administrators, parents, legislators, and the mass media. No single program will produce fast change. It won't happen, and you will be disappointed.
If you read the news magazines or watch TV, you might get the impression that American education is deep in a crisis of historic proportions. The media tell you that other nations have higher test scores than ours and that they are shooting past us in the race for global competitiveness. The pundits say it's because our public schools are overrun with incompetent, lazy teachers who can't be fired and have a soft job for life.
Don't believe it. It's not true.
Re:education in Baltimore blog by Edit Barry