OBVIOUSLY A MAJOR MALFUNCTION. Peter Wood has returned to faculty at Boston University, but remains as alert as ever to poseurs. Specifically, "Every few years, we shake ourselves awake and focus on school reform for a while and then, finding the problem intractable, turn our attention elsewhere. But a major reason that the problem is intractable is that most teachers come into the profession via schools of education that have low admissions standards, hapless faculty members, vapid curricula, and no real accountability." Just go read the whole thing.

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