From the NYT
â€œImagine schools that are open all day and offer after-school and evening recreational activities, child care and preschool, tutoring and homework assistance,â€ the speech reads. â€œSchools that include dental, medical and counseling clinics.â€
I’ll get around to imagining that just as soon as I’m finished imagining schools that do what they’re supposed to actually do–educate.Â Right now, I’m not able to do much beyond imagining.
Going to the Mat has similar thoughts.
Since the mid-60s we have asked more and more of our schools to help close some socially worrisome gap, that the schools have forgotten how to do their basic mission–educating kids. Adding more “social missions” to the schools is not going to improve schools.