In today’s email came a link to Grades Are Capitalism in Action. Let’s Get Them Out of Our Schools., an op-ed on Truthout, that concludes:
Meritocracy redirects the blame for capitalism’s failures onto its victims. Schools teach meritocracy, and grading is the method.
That the email with the link came from a lifelong Island educator, someone with whom I’ve enjoyed myriad conversations about education and learning, is a hopeful sign that we’re starting to move our thinking about education in the right direction.