Saturday, December 20, 2008

Former Special Ed Teacher on Obama's Education Secretary

Besides being an excellent writer, blogger and former special education teacher Sue J has a good perspective on President-elect Obama's selection of Arne Duncan to be the secretary of education. She concludes:

"I’ve been there. I have seen a child’s face light up when he or she 'gets it.' And I have also seen them give up when the lesson moved too fast or was presented in a way they could not understand due to their disability. It doesn’t have to be that way, and to see Barack Obama name someone who (A) has no teaching experience, and (B) is a part of this corporatization of education, makes me wonder where the 'Change' is."
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