Contributor Post Created with Sketch. ACF Pomocon #5: Education


Today, I interview Spotted Toad, of Twitter fame, about his book on education. He now works in public policy research, a moderately quant guy, as he says–but he was once an idealistic Teach For America kinda guy, who taught the sciences for ten years in public schools in New York and then upstate, among the poor as well as the well to do, in different communities and different periods of the ongoing failure of Progressive education reform. He eventually wrote a lovely, all-American, Emersonian book of reflections on his experience and you can buy it for 99 cents on Amazon as e-book and read it in an afternoon. It’s intelligent and poetic at the same time, devoid of narcissism, and serious about the problems a young teacher faces. This is the sort of conservatism I think we should encourage and so this is me doing my part!



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  1. Trink Coolidge
    TrinkJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Ordered my copy :)

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    • June 9, 2019, at 12:02 PM PDT
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  2. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera

    Hey, Trink–glad to hear from you! You’re exactly the audience for this book: Poetry, science, the beauty & tragedy of life, & love of America!

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    • June 9, 2019, at 1:41 PM PDT
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