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May 7, 2006

"I just got steamrolled"

A NY Times article about the school where Kristen teaches can be found here. I haven't talked to Kristen about it yet but this article seems pretty biased. There is lots of space given to detractors of the school whereas I know a lot of the parents believe stongly in the school and I wonder why they aren't quoted alongside the detractors and their minions. Also the guy who wrote it was hanging around at the beginning of the year. Some things work differently there now. Land of the Free http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/nyregion/thecity/07free.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1


P'tit Boo said...

Yeah... it's pretty bias. Not very flattering.
It portrays the teachers as out of control and kind of incompetent.
The Ny times is so conservative these days !

Adam said...

Also she does teach them. they don't just make carboard cars and cut out pieces of paper. They read and study science and math. she doesn't just supervise the kids to make sure they don't stab each other with scissors. bleech!

P'tit Boo said...

Yeah seriously !
I hope she isn't letting it affect her.
The media, bleh

Adam said...

we'll see. She was worried about what work would be like today--worried about quoted kids getting picked on etc.

Jason Grote said...

This article is total bullshit. Another reflection of the NYT's slavish worhsip of the status quo... SUMMERHILL is a great book, in any case.