The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
How, Not What
I read somewhere that Black's supporters believe she knows exactly what skills students need to survive in the 21st century. Knowing what they need is not the issue. You don't need any kind of special degree or experience to know kids need to know how to read, write, do basic calculations, have a rudimentary knowledge of computers, have people skills, etc. The "what" is not the issue. The "how" is. Ms. Black knows nothing about the workings of schools, the issues they face and thus has no clue "how" to solve the problem.