Just Among Us Teachers

Chandler, Harry N.
November 1983
Phi Delta Kappan;Nov83, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p181
Teachers will try to change in response to the mood of the nation, according to the author. The Commission on Education assumes that a monolith called "U.S. education" exists, that it is mediocre throughout, and that all regions of the nation need, desire, and can pay for the same type of schooling. The Commission asserts that its formula for reforming the schools is appropriate for all students, yet what it has recommended is really a college-preparatory curriculum. Indeed, the Commission seldom misses an opportunity to take a shot at teachers, and this shotgun approach works; it attracts attention and does not require a scholarly consideration of actual school conditions.


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