K-12: Teaching Knowledge vs. Teaching Ideology
Escalante shared a lot in common with that other great maverick, John Saxon. They had all the good ideas. The Education Establishment hated them for this. Anyone serious about improving a school should seek inspiration from Saxon and Escalante.
On the other hand, left-wing education consultant Heather Hackman (real name) sees all of education as a chance to advance socialist and progressive attitudes. She speaks of “doing climate justice work through a social justice lens.” (Possibly, this means that if you live in a hot city, you get a higher grade on the theory that the city is hot only because of climate change.)
Hackman argues that teachers shouldn’t even bother teaching (their ostensible job) if they aren’t committed to promoting social justice in school. – READ MORE