Richard Mills, former Commissioner of Education for the State of New York, is receiving a medal at graduation at TC this year. The description of the event features a quote from him:
“It’s not fair to graduate children without the knowledge and skills to make it in the world — we are setting them up for failure.”
This is a pretty common position in the debates on education reform. How do we unpack this, if we believe all enculturation is educational?
Will need to come back to this.