The Rebuttal

The other day I blogged about how teachers really aren’t the primary key to student success (though we are a big help) based on Aki Mora’s article in The Oregonian.

Here’s the rebuttal by Jonathan Steinhoff.


2 thoughts on “The Rebuttal

  1. Nuss

    Seems to me that Steinhoff is missing Mora’s point. I thought his point was that schools can never be what our society is demanding without commensurate support from society at large (and specifically in the home). Steinhoff more or less acknowledges it’s an uphill battle; Mora was simply saying it’s an unwinnable one if “winning” is defined as churning out the kinds of kids our society thinks we should be producing.

  2. drpezz Post author

    I think you’re correct. He isn’t understanding that winning is rising up the international rankings while our society places such a priority on what is unmeasurable such as creativity, compassion, and originality. We also place a weight on cultural literacy, too. We push our students to explore and others do not in the same way.


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