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Op-ed column: A bad way to learn

Education reformers try to repair schools with ideas that didn’t work to begin with

Shawn Banner/For The Sunday Gazette
Shawn Banner/For The Sunday Gazette
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If an English teacher wrote a column titled “Ten Steps to a Military Victory in Afghanistan,” you probably wouldn’t read it. And its author wouldn’t be invited to an Oval Office strategy session. We consult surgeons about surgery, engineers about engines and architects about skyscrapers. But when it comes to fixing schools, we consistently rely on people who have absolutely no firsthand experience with real students or classrooms. No wonder education reform hasn’t made schools ...

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November 23, 2009
9:06 a.m.

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