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    probably wouldn't last a week in a classroom-even in the highest achieving of districts.

    "There must be more to life than having everything" -Maurice Sendak

    by lilypew on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 06:43:53 AM PDT

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      provided they had lessons prepared for them to present.

      But then, many would argue that should not matter, that they are looking at the bigger picture.

      Does the big picture matter?  Yep.

      Should it be solely or primarily economic?  I would argue it should not.  On that I am backed by the likes of Sandra Day O'Connor, with her attempts to revitalize civic education.

      I would argue much of what is being argued is not even going to be all that effective for the economic future of the students about whom they claim to be concerned.  Not their individual economic futures, which they cannot control if they are given narrow educations, and their voices and those of their communities are ignored when political decisions are being made.

      "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

      by teacherken on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 06:48:56 AM PDT

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