Thursday, June 02, 2011

What Works Best: Help or Punishment?

In this blog post, Ravitch makes clear whose interests she cares about most:

At one point he had been the principal of an elementary school. I asked what he did about teachers who were not doing a good job, and he described the help and support he and others would provide. I asked what he thought of the current zeal to fire "bad teachers." He said something I will never forget. He said that we must remember that one has a moral obligation not to terminate someone's livelihood and career without long and hard deliberation; to do so, he said, required taking responsibility for ruining someone's life.


What Works Best: Help or Punishment?

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