Friday, June 20, 2014

"We somehow took the education system that produced the individuals who put a man on the moon with technology less powerful than the phone in my pocket and characterized that education system as a failure using the word 'accountability.'"

I recently had a post on New Math up at the Monkey Cage. One of the comments was simply a link to a Youtube video. I watched with some trepidation (it was, after all, a TED talk), but, though I didn't agree with all the points, a lot of them were quite valid and all were stated with considerable eloquence.

Toxic culture of education: Joshua Katz at TEDxUniversityofAkron


  1. Mark:

    Along these lines, check out this horrible article by political reporter Matt Bai, where he criticizes the rich funders of the Democratic party for abandoning their core principles of . . . being rich. The article starts with, "So you're a liberal member of the 1 percent, and you've decided to wrest control of the Democratic agenda from change-averse insiders" and goes downhill from there.

    1. Andrew,

      Yeah, I came across that researching an upcoming piece. I forwarded it to some ed bloggers but I didn't have the time (or the stomach) to give it the treatment it deserved.

      Of course, Bai was a hack long before he got on the subject of education.