Dear Journalists Covering Education, Let Me Explain

Here’s a terrific piece on the flaws in media coverage of education:

the becoming radical

In my Twitter timeline, I saw a post praising a recent New York Times article on graduation rates and the devalued high school diploma. Since I had written a blog criticizing the many (and typical) flaws in the piece, I nudgedStephanie BancheroandNichole Doboto reconsider.

Dobo was gracious enough to respond [1], but Twitter really doesn’t afford the space to make my case as well as both the topic and Dobo deserve so I want here to lay out better just exactly why so many of us in education are routinely frustrated with how media cover education.

Let me start by reemphasizing why educators have moved from frustrated to exasperated in terms of media coverage of public education.

In the mid-1800s as public schools became a more compelling option for education in the U.S., Catholic schools initiated scathing attacks on public schools—not for educational, but for…

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2 thoughts on “Dear Journalists Covering Education, Let Me Explain

  1. Pingback: Why Do the Media Cry “Crisis” About Public Schools? Why Do They Ignore the Voices of Teachers? | The Academe Blog

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