Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rat race schools - a film by Vicki Abeles
“Our students are pressured to perform. They are not necessarily pressured to learn deeply and conceptually. . .  Things that actually get our students to think are pushed aside. . . .”


  1. Thanks for posting this. I hope you don't mind if I also post it on my blog. A subject very dear to my heart.

  2. Please do - it's not mine to keep anyway. I am teaching internationally at an IB school and can't believe that the North American public hasn't woken up yet - especially with the depression. A Crisis like this should make one re-evaluate their lives. It affects us overseas in the way that our parents still take their cues from back home - but it is not nearly as bad as this.