Finally, (a Little) More Room for Teachers’ Voices in the Debate

Since I have taken the NYT and its Room for Debate to task for the near absence of teachers’ voices in mainstream media examinations of education, I think I must highlight this Room for Debate: Is Improving Schools All About Money?

Two classroom ELA teachers, Nicole Amato and Yvonne Mason, offer excellent perspectives, and Lisa Delpit provides a powerful argument as well:

I remain baffled at the obsession in the media with economist Eric Hanushek, who continues to push misleading and discredited claims about teacher quality and educational funding.

But the media also sees no problem with Daniel Willingham, psychologist, posing as a reading expert.

So I want to acknowledge that the NYT has given some space, but there is still much ground left to cover.

See Also

Classroom Teaching Experience and Whose Voice Matters


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