Larry Cuban has written a very important post titled Teacher Resistance and Reform Failure (the title of my post is a quote from it).
He makes a number of key points refuting charges that some school reformer make about many of us being “defenders of the status quo.”
In addition, because he points out how teachers have indeed changed their pedagogy over the years, it’s a good response to Bill Gates’ charge that teaching hasn’t changed in a hundred years. Because of that, I’ll be adding the piece to The Best Posts Responding To Bill Gates’ Appallingly Clueless Op-Ed Piece.
Cuban’s post is short, and well-worth a read.