Monday, February 12, 2007

Quote from a fellow former school board member

“ ... sometime during my second term on the school board [when] I had served long enough by then to finally realize the truth…that the system can’t be rehabilitated, only replaced” Howard Good, Inside the Board Room: Reflections of a Former School Board Member, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, ISBN: 1578864534, Pages: 88, Year: 2006

Oh, and he's a professor journalist. And, he's right. Sounds like a good book to read!

Note: The baffoons over at The Teachers College of Columbia University reviewed the book and said it was worth only "a cuckle or two."

Well, here's the nonsense coming out of that esteemed socialist teachers mill:

Here's the lead article from TCRecord, the online magazine out of the famed Teachers College of Columbia University:

The Tacit Media Pedagogy as Praxial Critique: A Critique of Postmodern Theory for Higher Education Curriculum

by Andrew M. Tatusko — 2005

Employing Calvin O. Schrag's response to postmodernism-transversal rationality engaged through praxial critique-the constructive side of postmodern theories can be highlighted in higher education while at the same time answering the pundits who see little to no constructive side to postmodern theories. Using praxial critique through media literacy is a proposed way to construct a curriculum that is centered around transversal rationality as a way to answer the challenges of postmodernism in a constructive way that neither dimisses nor blindly accepts its conclusions. In this way the limits of postmodern theory are critiqued. Some shortcomings of key postmodern theories are drawn out in relation to educational theory while aspects of some of these theories for a constructive employment in higher education are affirmed.

Huh?!? What ever happened to the Three R's? I assume they got lost in a postmodern-transversal. That muddle isn't worth a chuckle as it shows the level of malpractice that goes by the name "education research." You pay for it twice; when you pay your tax bills, and when your child suffers through the system that is nothing less than "postmodernism-transversal" rational. Whatever that means.

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