Friday, October 17, 2008
On this day:

On "social justice" in education

Sol Stern provided a more detailed treatment of the social justice movement and its educational goals here, claiming that "teaching for 'social justice' is a cruel hoax on disadvantaged kids." The article is from 2006, before most of us had even heard of Barack Obama. It doesn't even mention his name. But it does show how Bill Ayers's views on social justice have permeated education school curricula across the nation:
One by one, the education schools are lining up behind social justice teaching and enforcing it on their students—especially since they expect aspiring teachers to possess the approved liberal “dispositions,” or individual character traits, that will qualify them to teach in the public schools. The National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education [NCATE], the main accreditor of education schools, now monitors how well the schools comply with their own social justice requirements.