I try not to repost too much on this blog. Most of it should be my thoughts, in my way of looking at blogs. But, occasionally I find something I think fits with what I am trying to do here: breed discussion and thought on the nature of teaching.
A modern concern has been the issue of authority in education. Who should be “in charge” of it. The modern liberation of the parent has resulted in the State taking over this parental responsibility. So now we have those who believe the federal Department of Education is the all knowing, all important Nanny of education. Others believe the whole DoE should be abolished, so much so that many voted for a candidate who promised just such a move.
Below are two links, one is a call for such abolishment, the other a response to the first article. You have the ability to read, to discern, to think it through. Determine where you think the wisdom lies.