The Age of Impatience

by Howard Good It seems to me–granted, I’m a cranky person–that we often look in the wrong places for the right things. Want to raise student achievement? Put computers in the classroom. Want to make schools more accountable? Mandate high-stakes testing. Want to improve teaching? Abolish tenure, or increase teacher salaries, or both. No matter how big the problem, we act as if there were a quick answer for it. But I wonder, would the great sages of old have been even greater if they could have followed the trends or used the tools of modern education? Would Socrates’ dialogues, […]
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