Last night’s “The Daily Show” was a classic. Jon Stewart opened with what was probably the most insightful, funny, and effective response I have seen to on-going teacher-bashing. Ten minutes late, Diane Ravitch came on and did a fabulous interview. For some reason, I wasn’t able to get the embed code for the entire episode. However, I was able to embed the three key sections: The first two videos are the two segments of the amazing opening piece on schools, and then the third is the interview with Diane Ravitch:
Great videos. I wanted to laugh, but was overcome with sadness at realizing the “experts” in the Fox segments were actually being serious.
Thanks for the insightful videos. Made me laugh, made me frustrated, and made me reflect. My greatest wish is for policymakers/politicians/news producers to walk in the shoes of classroom educators for 45 workdays – 9 weeks. Maybe then they would experience the complexity and technicality of teaching in the 21st century, of working to meet the needs of every single student our teachers support and guide each day.
Thinking about the angst with teachers receiving benefits like dental insurance. Take that benefit away from teachers and watch how many dentists would be able to stay in business.
Blessings to you!