Why should we fear teachers visiting their students’ homes? is the headlined of Jay Mathews latest post at The Washington Post.
Here’s an excerpt:
Whitaker and the other D.C. home-visiting teachers are trained and paid with funds from the D.C. public schools and the Flamboyan Foundation. Using a model developed by educators in Sacramento, the teachers visit in pairs after school or on weekends. They don’t do surprise visits. They don’t make assumptions about kids or parents. They don’t take notes. They listen more than talk.
He also happens to link to a piece I wrote critical of his take on home visits in a previous column.