by Martin Cothran
My new post at Intellectual Takeout discusses the chief problem with schools, a problem no one seems to want to talk about–except E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Schools have a number problems, [Hirsch] admits, one of which is the low quality of teachers. This is the default excuse of most modern education reformers for failing schools: It’s the fault of teachers. But, as Hirsch points out, even good teachers will be hampered if their school has an inadequate curriculum. “The real problem,” he says, “is not teacher quality, but idea quality.”
Read it here.