> There's surely a range of options between bureaucratic declaration > of "the best method" and bureaucratic regulation of individualized > instruction -- and good teachers are in this in-between space at > every moment. If we could only discuss these contextual decisions > about what works when and the serendpity of it all we might begin to > form a discussion.
No, we can't stop it. Not when government educators claim that they can give individual instruction to each student in the same classroom when the range of the students' IQs can range from 50 to 150 (due to government school policies of inclusion and heterogeneous classrooms).
I strongly contend that it is not possible and when our children attended a government school, before we started to home educate them six years ago, we saw first hand that the government schools couldn't and wouldn't challenge our sons in math. David L. Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hal-pc.org/~dhanson "Jesus saith unto him, I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life; NO MAN cometh unto the Father [God] BUT BY ME[Jesus Christ]." John 14:6