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K-12 Teaching: A Service Industry
Diane Ravitch has confronted this argument as "bizarre," but otherwise, I have heard little challenging of this sentiment, leading me to wonder how powerful this claim is.
Some of us in education, scholarship, and research have argued that the corporate-driven "no excuses" reform movement aims to make teaching a service industry, but I now wonder: Is K-12 teaching already considered just a service industry?
And if so, who is to blame for this?
Every professional organization, every administrator, and every teacher who have grabbed chairs at the table serving the Common Core State Standards--well, that's a start for the blame.
P. L. thomas
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