Saturday, February 11, 2012

When A Cult Takes Over Your Profession

Imagine that you work in a profession where every important institution that controls your destiny has been seized by leaders of a cult which seek to reduce the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime to a few simple principles that can be incorporated into tests and tracked by mathematical formulas. That's what it feels like to be a teacher in the US today. Under the leadership of chief cult leader,Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the US Department of Education is seeking to transform teachers into foremen on an educational assembly line stamping out out uniform products rather than a mentor/leaders who seeks to help students maximize their potential through a multiplicity of strategies. If you are an educator, a parent or a concerned citizen who thinks this approach is just plain wrong, please consider signing this petition. The mind you save may belong to someone you know

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