Thursday, December 23, 2010

A "Good" Education in Brief

I was watching a segment on the Today Show this morning about a Florida school run, in essence, by the students. It's about democracy and helping kids figure out early on what they want to do with their lives--what their "callings" are.

The interviewer asked an educational "expert" what she thought of the school. The woman called it "part home schooling, part anarchy." She disapproved of the fact that the school never tests its students. She went on to say, "Without tests, how do they know how good they are doing?"

Hm... Perhaps by watching themselves being interviewed as adults on national TV and seeing just how good those grammar lessons worked out?

2 comments:

AngryBaker said...

Ha! Well (or should I say good?) done.

Brigid Kemmerer said...

Holy. Crap.

(I love you, Bobbie!)