Wednesday, June 20, 2012

This Bridgeport Teacher Remembers His Elite Schooling, Wistfully « Diane Ravitch's blog

This Bridgeport Teacher Remembers His Elite Schooling, Wistfully « Diane Ravitch's blog:


This Bridgeport Teacher Remembers His Elite Schooling, Wistfully

In response to my letter to Jill Biden, this teacher remembers the school he attended with one of the Biden’s children. He laments that current “reforms” make it impossible to maintain the standards of excellence that he experienced when he was lucky enough to attend a private Friends school as a youth.
I attended a Friends school — one of the Biden’s kids was a few years behind me.
At Friends we received a character building education of topical breadth and intellectual depth.
Our teachers were trusted to design and implement instruction and their assessments of our achievement was held in high regard by top selective universities.
Now I am a mid-career teacher in Bridgeport, Conn. at a school that faces every struggle my own high school did 

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