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Monday January 07 2008

I thank Jackie D not only for this (and see also this), but also for an email to me entitled “saw this and thought of you – best schools and funding”.  The text of JD’s email was simply this link.  Thanks JD, not only for the link to this posting, but for alerting me to the blog in general, which is now added to my tiny blogroll here.  I think I may at last have found may way into the edublogosphere, because this guy is specifically interested in how blogging can help teachers to teach better, in among, I’m sure, lots of other stuff.

My first reaction to that particular posting was mostly positive, but also a bit critical.  Throwing money at education is indeed not guaranteed to do any good, but saying that teachers should be good and do good work is kind of obvious. Other things being equal, better teachers teaching better can’t hurt.  My hunch, however, is that good teachers are more a symptom of a satisfactory state of affairs, which is satisfactory for other reasons, than an independent variable that is easily altered.

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