Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Writing assignment

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

This fun little exercise is making the rounds in the blogosphere. I took the bait and came up with this:

The concepts of "passing" and "failing" are really only relevant to situations where children are coerced into learning, where education is thought of as a series of hurdles to be scaled, and where accountability is the bottom line from an economic efficiency perspective.

That's from Challenging Assumptions in Education by Wendy Priesnitz.

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