Education school professors want us to think that they're experts who only have the best interests of students at heart. No doubt some do, but many are radicals who believe that good teaching means shaping the ideas and beliefs of children far more than instructing them in facts. As Heather MacDonald wrote in an excellent essay in 1998, education schools adhere to an "anything but knowledge" philosophy. Today's Pope Center Clarion Call by Mary Grabar is about an incident in Georgia that led to some interesting revelations. To the education professors, cheating by school officials to raise scores on standardized tests was no big deal because knowing specific facts is not important.
- March 17, 2010