Enforcing ideological purity in schools of education

John Leo describes an outrageous practice in many of America's teaching training schools. Under the mild—sounding title of "dispositions theory" schools of education are even expelling or threatening to expel teachers—in—training for objecting to affirmative action or even for a lack of commitemnt to "social justice."

For the life of me, I cannot see any downside to abolishing schoolosm of education. As they havew grown in size and influence, the quality of education has declined. Time to pull the plug and start training people to be good teachers by training them to think.

Thomas Lifson  10 17 05

John Leo describes an outrageous practice in many of America's teaching training schools. Under the mild—sounding title of "dispositions theory" schools of education are even expelling or threatening to expel teachers—in—training for objecting to affirmative action or even for a lack of commitemnt to "social justice."

For the life of me, I cannot see any downside to abolishing schoolosm of education. As they havew grown in size and influence, the quality of education has declined. Time to pull the plug and start training people to be good teachers by training them to think.

Thomas Lifson  10 17 05