Archive for February 26th, 2006

26th February

First Published in The New York Sun, February 26, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

About this time last year I received an unexpected invitation from the Fieldston School to participate in a panel discussion on progressive education. Fieldston is bastion of progressive education and was conducting an assembly program for its students in the spirit of self-examination.

One can be sure I wasn’t called as a supporter of their teaching methods. I have developed a reputation as a vocal critic of the progressive pedagogy Fieldston favors. But I was told that the school wanted to have its students hear all sides of the issue, even questioning the central philosophy under which their school is organized. (more…)