The former director of the American Association of School Administrators outlines a coherent countervision for turning schools back into places that nurture children.
Chapter Eight: Getting Kids Ready for School—Raising the Village
Getting Kids Ready for School—Raising the Village
How are the children?
When I was superintendent in Tucson, we had a governor who was impeached. He was followed by a governor who was sent to prison, making Arizona a state for the gubernatorially challenged. The one who was impeached brought a man who had been in the state legislature into his office to be his education adviser. He had completed the eighth grade and had been a longtime advocate for “creationism” in schools—making him the perfect education adviser, I suppose. Because he could no longer introduce his creationism bill, he had a friend do so, but he testified on its behalf. In his testimony, he said that schools have no ...