Monday, October 12, 2009

People, or data points?

A reader writes:

The whole atmosphere of public school is geared toward generating data points, not compassionate, ethical, complex, and intellectually engaged human beings. Within that problematic framework, however, you find a lot of great teachers who are really trying their best.

Amen. The teachers are doing everything they can, and are in no position to complain about the problematic framework. But they've been given the project of putting a humane face on a less and less humane system. I'm very grateful to them for it, but I don't envy them.

..How can I comment?