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Marshall Fritz

Director of the Separation of School and State Alliance in Fresno, California

Can you name your five favorite innovations in cars and airplanes in the last 50 years? In medicine and health care? In computers in the last five years? Now please shout out your five favorite innovations in K-12 schooling in the last 50 years? New math? Values Clarification? Open classroom? Team teaching? Ritalin? MACOS? Whole Language? Mastery Learning? Outcome Based Education? Why are you so quiet? Perhaps the only innovation educators can agree on is the five-fold increase in educator remuneration, after adjustment for price inflation?

from "How School-to-Work Thwarts the Educational Purpose of 'Theophiles'", a speech to educators at The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference