Thursday, December 26, 2013

A proper analagy

No pilot is allowed to fly a plane unless they can demonstrate a thorough knowledge of each instrument and the information it provides. In education, however, we find it perfectly acceptable to allow someone who has no understanding of what a test instrument is, how it was made, or what it was designed to tell us, use that instrument however they see fit.

Such use is akin to a pilot flying a plane without regard to altitude, the amount of fuel left in the tanks, or whether or not the wheels were lowered for landing. No amount of good can come from it. Strange that we now run schools under a similar scenario and then accuse those willing to work in that environment as being responsible for whatever failures occur.