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LAUSD IS RIGHT, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A "TROUBLEMAKER" AKA EDUCATOR (LAUSD tiene razón, yo siempre he sido un "alborotador" AKA EDUCADOR)

(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) In looking for a post for today, I started to browse through some of my old files and came across an assignment I did in 1997 when I was getting my teaching credential at California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA). As I read through it, I couldn't help but noticing that the same form over content, we're gonna do it the same way, even if it doesn't work, anti-intellectual attitude was as alive and present back then as it is today with no sign of abating. But since the majority of affluent people are out of this purposefully failed system and don't have the intelligence of seeing how it is going to impact their lives and the lives of their children, I guess we will all have to wait until the LAUSD and the Educrats bring this society down around all of our ears. EDSE 423 Leonard Isenberg Professor Osborn Learning Log #7 March 1, 1997 Taking this program seriously is making my life more and more complicated. Rather than float from class to class in mindless performance of the varied tasks that I am supposed to unquestioningly accomplish, I am cursed with what Guilford so aptly describes a divergent thinking mentality that "produces multiple responses or solutions" that are drawn from synthesizing that which all my professors are putting out there. In so doing, I am confronted with an irrational approach to education that can only advise me to shut up and do as I am told. I keep telling myself that I must look at the bright side- as I approach 50 and am in the midst of dealing with my mid-life crisis, I can still regain my youth by the déjà vu experience being forced back into looking at reality the way I did when I was in junior high school. And if I question the irrationality around me, I get chastized like I used to when I was 14 by people who still think that because is an answer instead of a conjunction.


02 2011