Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Teachers: you don't get to be human."

Blogger/agitator PZ Myers reminds us (not that we needed the reminder!) that we teachers are human. What angers Myers is not simply that teachers' human idiosyncrasies are often what make them good teachers, but that these idiosyncrasies can be their professional undoing:
Even now, it stirs a little outrage in me, that teachers get judged not by the quality of their work and their positive effects on their students, but how well they fit the conventions of the most closed-minded members of the community, by people, even, who despise good educations that raise kids to think independently. 
In any case, a spirited and passionate read!

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