The Answer Sheet: unmotivated students


Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Schools would be great if it weren't for the kids

Education author Alfie Kohn, referring to a Robert Samuelson column that blames failing schools on unmotivated students, writes: "Blaming students is the next logical step after blaming teachers. In fact, the two reflect the same general perspective on education, one in which commentators look down from their aeries and inform us that the trouble lies with the people in the classrooms rather than with the policies imposed on them."

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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