Friday, November 13, 2009
AS VOC-ED JOB TRAINING ACADEMIES
WORK AS A TEAM . . . AND THEY'RE GOOD AT IT
Re yesterday's post about the School-to-Work tsunami:
It's no surprise that the flagship of educational Political Correctness, the TC Record publication of Teachers College, Columbia University, would publish an article extolling the virtues of vocational education the same week as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report that condemns schools in their present form and attempts to pave the way for a whole "new" educational system and a whole "new" philosophy of education . . . one that . . . gasp! . . . would center on vocational education just like the former Soviet Union and Germany and Japan.
Here's the Teachers College article, which was not-so-mysteriously resurrected from over a year ago and republished today:
Is this just a merry coincidence? Hardly. Follow the money, and see how the same companies and organizations that prop up the U.S. Chamber of Commerce also prop up the leftist teachers colleges, particularly Columbia's, where the anti-intellectualism of John Dewey first held sway.
The propaganda push is on. It's coming from all quarters. And it's likely to sweep us off our feet, unless we keep our feet on the ground and continue to insist on academic improvement, not massive systemic change.
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