Saturday, May 30, 2020

David Berliner: On Kids Missing School

Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

Diane Ravitch whose blog is a defense of public schools and informed comment on our obsession with testing. It is loaded everyday with news--offered this introduction to advice that David Berliner sent to her for posting on blog. 

Ravitch notes in this essay that Berliner is "one of our nation’s most eminent researchers, advises parents not to worry that their children are “falling behind.” School is important. Instruction is important. But “soft skills” and non—cognitive skills matter more in the long term than academic skills. Relax."

Here is the advice "David Berliner: Kids Missing School? Don't Worry.

For more information about Ravitch see here and for Berliner see here.

I'm not going to make any comments about it except I think it is an important and provocative read, one well worth your consideration and discussion. 

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