Posts Tagged ‘Peter Temes’

15th August

First Published in The New York Sun,  August 15, 2002
By Andrew Wolf

If there’s room for another book on Joel Klein’s summer reading list, Peter Temes’s “Against School Reform (And in Praise of Great Teaching) ought to be it. Mr. Temes has got it half right, and in the world of public K–12 education that’s much better than most.

Mr. Temes rejects the usual solutions for fixing the schools: the demands for more money, the regular restructuring, the gimmicks, and the gurus. Rather he advances a simple premise. The only things that really matter are good teachers. We must find the best teachers, empower them and restructure our society to afford them the respect that they must be given. Beyond that, Mr. Temes views the billion-dollar school reform industry with disdain. (more…)