A consensus seems to be emerging around distance learning: it’s not working. Students are disengaged and distracted when trying to learn from a computer. Test scores are dropping. Students are falling behind and won’t be prepared for end of year exams. Mental health is deteriorating. This big experiment in virtual learning has failed. The critics aren’t wrong. Many students and families are frustrated by the…
Classical Education claims to teach students to be the “good man, speaking well.” It’s supposed to speak to their focus on rhetoric and persuasion, but beneath this is a system that teaches science denial and discrimination against LGBTQ people.
In 2012, I began working in Classical Christian Education. Over the next four years, I learned this was a system designed to protect white supremacy.
In 1988, the so-called “Baseball Study” was published, and ever since then, it’s been used to justify highly-structured, authoritative classrooms. But what does the Baseball Study actually say, and does it even matter?
A power imbalance exists between teachers and students, working in the adults favor and against the kids. A true social justice teaching must address this.
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