Friday, March 4, 2011
New York Times most e-mailed list this morning
The juxtaposition of numbers 2 (Teachers Wonder, Why the Scorn?) and 4 (CUNY Adjusts Amid Tide of Remedial Students) jumped out at me. Teachers are baffled by the anger directed towards them (or, perhaps more accurately, towards their unions) while New York City colleges are dealing with the reality that fewer than one-half of high school graduates are prepared for college. While teachers wonder, "why the scorn", I wonder if most people believe that teachers have a significant impact on student learning.