I generally like what syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrete has to say — except when he’s writing about school issues. It seems like he and David Brooks (another columnist I usually like) just “lose it” when they look at education issues.
Today, Navarrete wrote what can only be called a rant against most public schools and teachers. Here’s one quote that sticks-out:
“It’s been my experience that many teachers don’t really care whether parents go to the PTA or help their kids with homework. They just want a constant foil, someone to blame when students flounder and the schools underperform.”
I’m pretty confident that I’ve never met a teacher who felt that way. And, from the positive response my book, Building Parent Engagement In Schools, has received, there are quite a few who feel the exact opposite….
Thanks to This Week In Education for the tip.