Stop the assumption that reading and writing and math are the most important things everyone needs to learn. Anyone who suggests reading is more important than art scares me.
Comments like these, pitched along the Ken Robinson wavelength, do nothing to rid me of (what I’m positive is) my wrongheaded presupposition that the ed-tech evangelists, writ large in the blogosphere, have a very loose grip on the challenges facing low-achieving populations and their teachers, though that prevents none of them from adopting an authoritative stance. My bias, which I have never explicitly disclosed in two years blogging but which I suspect has been evident from the start, is that none of them has any idea how difficult it is to do what I do. I’m certain this bias is false, unmitigated self-absorption, but the comments section at Ideas and Thoughts does little to disabuse me.