Reading James Yap's "What If" post got me thinking again (this is almost always dangerous!) about the overwhelming burden that educators bear. Now don't get me wrong - I actually agree with James about the need for tech literacy, but I always get nervous when I see another need piled on the teacher's plate. Yet once again I ponder, if not "us" then "who?"
Public education eventually becomes the seemingly logical choice for every perceived societal need.
Read Jamie Vollmer's list of "Burdens" here. Scroll down to the bottom and click if you want to experience the animation.
Watch this list grow and then think about the fact that the American school year looks remarkably similar to 50 years ago while the pile of curriculum has grown considerable deeper.