Re: From Castles to Factories
It's not OK to hate teachers. It's also not OK to deny that there are bad teachers or to deny that good teaching is at least as important or even more important than students' demographics in determining their level of achievement.
From: PRISCILLA GUTIERREZ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, Jun 10, 2010 7:00 pm
Subject: [arn-l] From Castles to Factories
The latest Bridging Differences cites a thoughtful observation from the Rev.
John Thomas of the Chicago Theological Seminary, entitled "It's Not OK to Hate
"When you travel across the country through numerous county seat towns and
cities, it's easy to see what was important to those who established those
communities. They builtâat great personal sacrificeâchurches, schools,
libraries, and courthousesâpublic institutions that provided for the general
welfare of their communities rather than simply the private mercantile interests
of its citizens. Usually these buildings were architecturally grand, dominating
the landscape, announcing to all that the spiritual, intellectual, and moral
enrichment of the public was a central priority. What do we build today? Sports
arenas. In the New York area alone, the last five years have seen the building
of two new baseball stadiums, a football stadium, and a basketball arena, all
built around lavish accommodations for those privileged few who can buy luxury
Priscilla Shannon GutiÃrrez
...change is inevitable, growth is optional...
words of advice from Michael Fullan
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