There’s an interesting conversation starting in the comments below, to which Robert Pondiscio has added a longer post at Core Knowledge. The central issue: Is the goal of public education to educate the willing, or to convert the unwilling?
In other events, Sherman Dorn has issued a presidential challenge (not the kind with the mile run and pullups - but if you’d like to know how out of shape you are, click on the thumbnail above), writing:
Eduwonkette, if you’re reading, I challenge you to nominate the most interesting and eclectic panel of questioners at a hypothetical fall education debate for the candidates.
Given my existing level of poop-out on the “why don’t the candidates talk about education?” question, I have no good answers off hand, but will conjure one later. Anyone else want to take a swing?
The opinions expressed in eduwonkette are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.