“Because teachers are chiefly employed by local governments (unlike doctors or lawyers who are typically employed in private enterprise), there has always been a tendency on the part of some groups of people to try to exert greater central control over teachers, not believing them to be professionals who can be left to do their jobs according to their own judgment.” – quoted from the article, The Coming Revolution in Public Education, from the Atlantic.
Wow! What a bold statement. I wonder how many of the policy makers in our society have this view of teachers. If they do, then I am beginning to understand why there has been this extremely unfitting eruption of the micromanagement of teachers. This motivates me even more to pursue Christian Classical Education. In this tradition of thought both the student and the teacher are honored for what they are. The image of God. The classical tradition is the only place I have found rest from this inhumane assault on teachers and students alike.
Quote Source: The Atlantic