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The Problem We’re Afraid to Name – The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education

November 18, 2013

An interesting blog post from the Chronicle of Higher Education. I am not sure I buy the whole premise but it does seem like the writer has identified a number of trends I have seen in students and their parents over my years of teaching. When I was a child and got lower than expected grades, the assumption was that I was not putting my best effort forward rather than that the educational system, or teachers in particular, were letting me down. I think public school teachers, in particular, are doing a Sisyphian task with constant meddling from parents, law-makers and anyone else with an opinion. Luckily, those of us in Higher Education are protected to a certain degree by FERPA. Happy reading.

The Problem We’re Afraid to Name – The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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