Now we have to defend them but are they really defensible.

About most school boards: Indeed, boards are made up of citizens who have been educated in schools that fail to help students become capable of adequately informing themselves and analyzing information to discover for themselves truths that are there to find. As one educator once pointed out, teachers “cover” things, the term often used to mean “hide.” And so educated, board members are naive, able to hear things and choose which they will believe based oftentimes on what aligns with what their friends believe, what they are told is right and not what diligence in the form of critical analysis would show them to be true. They are citizens of democracy by appointment rather than effort. Such they are rewarded for in the school system.

By lafered

Retired professor of education concerned with thoughtfulness

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