Andy Hargreaves: Imagine a World Without Teachers!

Diane Ravitch's blog

Today is World Teachers Day. It’s a day we honor teachers around the world and thank them for their dedication and hard work, building our future.

Andy Hargreaves poses a thought experiment: Imagine a world without teachers!

He begins:

Never has there been a more important time than this moment, right now, to think about and appreciate what great teachers have done for our children and also for us. We have seen what the world looks like when its teachers are taken away from our children. We have witnessed online how teachers have struggled mightily to master complex digital platforms and to try and make virtual class interactions with children as enriching as possible. Plunged into virtual learning at very short notice, our own grandchild’s teacher has posted materials as early as 4am. We have also learned about all the teachers who delivered curriculum materials, workbooks, pens and paper…

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