Short Notes: Deers Dressed as People

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A few notes:

  • Most of my readers have seen Dan Meyer’s TEDxNYED talk on YouTube, and if you haven’t, it’s worth a look. What’s important about this link, however, is the resistance to that type of teaching. Check the comments. They reveal some of the issues with education as a whole. Read on. [Kitchen Table Math]
  • Sign the petition. Have the MLB All-Star Game 2011 moved from Arizona. Boycotts work. [Move The Game]
  • Charles Murray puts another fork in the “charter schools are better” argument. [New York Times]
  • Willie Colon, salsa legend, finally settles the financial battle with former partner-in-crime Ruben Blades. Thank God that’s over. [El Vocero]
  • Irony never escapes me. Nor George Orwell. [Politics in the Zeros]

Writing this week about writing, that baseball and education, and the idea of transparency. I’ll probably curse at some point, too. Peace, and happy mothers’ day.

About Jose Vilson

José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.

Comments 1

  1. There’s a lot I don’t like about Dan’s work, but the talk made some interesting points, and the commentary at KTM is distorted by looking at the universe through a narrow lens.

    Placing Dan (or not placing him) on the constructivist-traditionalist scale fails to capture what makes him (I want a neutral word here. Something like “different” or “unique” but not either of those).

    So yes, he’s not Singapore. But that’s not relevant.

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