Confessions of a Teacher in a “No Excuses” Charter School

Diane Ravitch's blog

This manuscript was sent to me by a teacher who worked in a “no excuses” charter school in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York. Her descriptions of the classroom practices there are vivid and often chilling.  The children are treated in a manner that demands robotic responses. What is demanded of them is total obedience. They are being trained like seals or parrots, not educated. The account is long, but worth your time.

 

 

 

Teaching Practices and Procedures at a New York City Charter School: An Inside View

by Annabel Lee

March 14, 2014

annabel.lee.1000@gmail.com

March 14, 2014

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Teaching Practices and Procedures at a New York City Charter School: An Inside View

by Annabel Lee

Third grade is a great year. Children are introduced to multiplication, vocabulary grows by leaps and bounds, independent reading skills offer a comforting and educational view into new worlds. This past…

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1 Response to Confessions of a Teacher in a “No Excuses” Charter School

  1. drext727 says:

    When I re-blooged this I had not read it completely. When I did read it I found it to be one of the most depressing things I had ever read from a teacher. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what is going to be happening all across this country if educators and parents don’t put a stop to this madness now.

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