Thursday, June 19, 2008

The accountability load

In his post today (18 June), Andrew Rotherham of Eduwonk makes an excellent point. He says,

"...ultimately you have to put the accountability 'load' somewhere. In other words someone has to be accountable for some specific outcomes for kids at some point or you have a system that does, as Congressman George Miller, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee is fond of saying, just lead to kids and schools always sort of 'getting there' but never actually arriving."

American society is determined to treat the public school system as the ideal subject of this accountability. As Christian educators, we need to ask ourselves about the Biblical basis of education, being prepared to find that it is not quite like the world's design.

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