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Now someone from the outside that may give the system a fresh perspective comes along and that is the wrong answer?
A education thread would be incomplete without putting John Taylor Gatto into the mix .So what would Mr. Gatto say about your statement ? I think he might disagree but not for the reasons you might think . Here is a short vid that talks about it . I suggest all of his material because its broad and deep ...
Putting someone in charge of fixing the public education who had no education experience in the public classroom or system, is a recipe for disaster.
The problem is the foolish idea that all kids are the same and should be treated the same.
In areas with poor schools, the schools perform badly because by in large the kids they serve come from broken homes. The schools are nothing more than glorified day care and juvie detention centers. You could build a $50 million school with all the bells and whistles in the worst ghettos in America. It wouldn't matter because the problems these kids face have nothing to do with the schools but their family and social environment.