WINSTON-SALEM — Some say “systems thinking” subjects students to a socialist political agenda, while others — including Superintendent Don Martin — claim it is simply another instructional tool teachers have employed successfully in the classroom.
I guess this shouldn’t surprise me, but it never even occurred to me that anyone would view systems thinking as conspiratorial, sinister, or part of a left-wing agenda. Now I’ve truly seen it all.
From an educator’s perspective, I think this comment is a clear reflection of this Collins character’s credibility: “When there’s a national curriculum or an international curriculum, parents and local boards — people that should be designing education — are left out.”
Parents and local school boards should be designing education?? Well, I guess no one should seek out degrees in curriculum development, instructional design, or any other training in the education field, because all you need to qualify you for these jobs is to have a kid or get elected to a school board. Sheesh!
2 years ago
Here’s a selection of 60 tiny love stories recently submitted to our sister site, Makes Me Think, that not only made us think, but warmed our hearts and made us smile too. We hope they do the same for you. Just in time for Valentine’s Day — some stories to warm your heart and make you smile :)