On 02/10/2014 08:40 PM, GS Chandy wrote: > Indeed? So do explain to us just how, in your opinion, "drowning the Harvard Graduate School of Education like a kitten" might contribute to improving the US educational system.
Since you can't ask the long dead Harvard president why he said that, read E.D. Hirsch's "The Schools We Need...".
> Given that the training of teachers is a crucially important part of the 'education system', blowing up the schools of education (or "drowning the Harvard Graduate School of Education like a kitten") is surely not the way to go. > > That kind of thinking is precisely what I'd classify as naive.
I'd call your reply ignorant; by and large, Ed grad schools aren't training teachers, that's mostly done in second or third tier colleges at the undergraduate level.