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Tennessee: Hillsdale President Says Teachers are Dumb and Dumber; Diane Ravitc,h Peter Green´

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Peter Greene tells the story caught on tape when Larry Arnn, president of rightwing Christian Hillsdale College, tells Tenn Governor Lee that teachers are the dumbest, trained by the dumbest, and you don’t need to know anything to be a teacher.  Arnn’s tiradewas taped:"“The philosophic understanding at the heart of modern education is enslavement! They’re messing with people’s children, and they feel entitled to do anything to them. You will see how education destroys generations of people. It’s devastating. It’s like the plague.Here’s a key thing that we’re going to try to do. We are going to try to demonstrate that you don’t have to be an expert to educate a child because basically anybody can do it.”If you are shaking your head at Tennessee, I suggest you look around your own state because these public education-hating faux Christian right wingers are all over the country,"

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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