Monday, November 12, 2007

This Blog

In this blog I would like to focus on questioning underlying assumptions that most people do not often consider. For example there is a debate about how to improve education in America. A point in the debate is how to improve the test scores of American children. Since I would like to question some of the assumptions inherent in debate I would ask are these tests relevant to life, if not why do we care if our students do less well than students elsewhere. I would question another assumption by examining whether better schooling will help improve people lives or not. It may seem like the answers to these questions are simple but I still think that they are worth examining. I will in the process consider the assumptions against some radical alternatives and look at what actual data says. In this Blog I would like to identify this type of assumption and examine them.