Re: A WorldNetDaily.com article fromwilliam.e.hamiltonjr@gm.com

From: Douglas Barber <dlbarber1954@verizon.net>
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 13:37:50 EDT

An essay in today's Washington Post at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17127-2004May11.html
(which refers to research findings which can be found at
http://www.publicagenda.org/research/pdfs/teaching_interrupted.pdf )
suggests that teachers in most U.S. public schools today are in no
position to teach much of anything, due to an overall breakdown of
classroom order and a "culture of second-guessing" in which it is too
risky for teachers to respond to disorder by the application of
discipline. Perhaps, in the long view, militant secularism's cultural
hegemony has undermined the ability of the public education resources it
has captured to serve any intended purpose at all.

Douglas Barber
Crisfield, MD
Received on Tue May 11 13:38:11 2004

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