July 13, 2006

July 13, 2006: Let dropouts stay out

Let dropouts stay out Moira MacDonald, July 10, 06

Down in the U.S., educator Dennis L. Evans made a case recently for why compulsory education is not a good thing (read his essay online at edweek.org in Vol. 25, Issue 31).

[....] “The ultimate goal is to cause students to understand that they must share in the accountability for their own learning and progress,” he writes. [....]

Search: a one-time-only “easy return.”

Personal responsibility ... an idea the time for which has come ... around again.


Blogger GenaSuarez.com said...

I have to agree. Dropouts (if they abandoned the public school system for the right reasons) might have just increased their chances of remaining (or finally becoming) an individual. -gena

Thu Jul 13, 05:51:00 PM 2006  
Blogger News Junkie Canada said...

I'm glad you commented. I think it is utterly pointless to force bodies to remain in seats in front of a teacher who then has to manufacture *success* or be downsized or turfed out ... since the teacher is judged by how he/she makes the system look.

I would get government out of education ... Well, that wouldn't work for certain "peaceful ones" among us who need to be civilized ... so some kind of public education to force them to deal with the rest of society is necessary. I would just like a bit more freedom *from* government influence in everything.

Let a group of educators set up a school, then be funded from the taxpayers based on the number of students they attract.

What do you think?

Thu Jul 13, 08:56:00 PM 2006  

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