Monthly Archives: July 2010

Teachers College & social justice

Recently, Adam Kissel of FIRE (who I recently started following on Twitter) asked me: “What do you think about Teachers College’s idea that one isn’t qualified to be a teacher without believing in social justice?” I had previously seen FIRE’s roundup on free speech issues with TC, I think before I had even accepted my […]

education, the state, and protecting children from ignorance

The other day, I started Education and the State by E.G. West.¬†It is sometimes argued that state funded, state regulated, and state provided education is justified by the necessity of ¬†protecting children from ignorance. So, West begins with two chapters exploring this argument philosophically and assessing how well this “protection” works in practice. These chapters […]