04 November, 2015

an assumed admixture | Fredrik deBoer

an assumed admixture | Fredrik deBoer: "Again, it’s my observation that elite types tend to raise their own children to believe that they control their own academic fates; they don’t accept the notion that their children will succeed or fail thanks mostly to the performance of schools and teachers but because of what the children do themselves. They tend to demand excellence in a way that directly undercuts the assumption that it’s teachers, not students, that determine performance. In other words, I’m willing to bet that a lot of professional political and policy commentators out there write like the parents from 2010, in the comic above, but parent their own children like the ones from 1960."

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