Thursday, 31 May 2012

Class size

In the latest debate on government management of classrooms, I’m struck once by the number of teachers making the argument that they—the teachers--know better than the government how to manage a classroom; that teachers know about the efficacy of class size better than the Ministers of Finance and Education.

So why do those same teachers so strongly resist any suggestion government should be removed altogether from the job of classroom management by a firm separation of school and state?

If you don’t like the way governments manage schools, get governments out of schools.

1 comment:

  1. What a good idea. Isn't it in Canada where the public education system is run by a multi- party accord.

    That would result in our children getting the best deal possible and not being used as fodder for alarmingly naive, incorrect and uninformed policies.

    Given the absurd nature of the current education policy - I wouldn't let this government run a chip shop let alone our education system!


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