ere’s the pun of the day…well sort of…and it’s mixed with much magical pixie dust.
Who does a College of Education, meant to prepare teachers to teach, teach when they partner with a private school that celebrates no teachers? It’s a mystery.
These are transformational schools. But transformation doesn’t always work. Psst. Pixie dust is, well, simply dust, and Tinker Bell is make believe. Sorry to break that to those of you who believe in what the Kochs and all their corporate friends are selling.
The son and daughter-in-law of Koch Industries Charles Koch are starting a pre-K-through-12th grade private school called Wonder on the campus of Wichita State University (WSU)—a public university.
But the school won’t have teachers. They will have “guides” and “coaches.” We can assume it will be mostly online. Students will be in multi-age groups, but what will that matter when they have mastery learning on the computer?
They have a stamp of approval of Kahn Academy founder Sal Kahn. And they will slip in a little Montessori if you’re concerned about paying $6,500 for your preschooler or $10,000 for an elementary student.
But what’s really strange is that the WSU COE who prepare teachers to teach are endorsing a teacherless school.