US public schools are better than they’ve ever been – Vox

This is a great article explaining why so many Americans believe that “public education is in crisis” despite all the evidence to the contrary. If you want a more thorough examination of this subject I would recommend Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error.

US public schools are better than they’ve ever been – Vox.


Roxana Elden: The Myth of the Super Teacher

This is a great video on teaching. Most people don’t understand how difficult teaching is! Teachers deserve so much more respect than they receive. Thanks for posting Diane Ravitch!

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Roxana Elden teaches high school English at Hialeah High School in Miami. In this very funny video, she explains to education writers how demanding teaching is and how prevalent are the misconceptions in Hollywood and the media about the “super teacher.” Elden is a National Board Certified teacher and the author of “See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers.” She is a Teach for America alum who stayed in teaching. In the video, she says she is in her tenth year of teaching.

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