Former Principal Saddened by News on Education

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

To the Editor:

As an education expert, I have been carefully following all the national education issues, both political and with the U.S. Department of Education. As a former teacher and school principal now working as a consultant, advocate, and author, I am saddened and frightened about the direction public education is taking. It appears we are totally leaving the students out of the equation in debating about unions and turning entire schools and their staffs over, not to mention how the politicians, with basically no understanding of how children learn, are making dangerous lifelong funding and negotiations decisions.

When all is said and done, and all the dust settles, the real problems will still be there. Those problems center on how students learn, looking at each child as an individual and understanding brain-based learning. The real casualties will be our children.

P.J. Nickels
Monte Vista, Colo.

Vol. 30, Issue 23, Page 25

Published in Print: March 9, 2011, as Former Principal Saddened by News on Education
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories