The educational gap becomes the new capitalism

Educational gaps

“There is no right life in the wrong one” once wrote Theodor W. Adorno. This sentence, actually formulated with a view to capitalism, comes to mind again and again in my work as a teacher. Because our school system has so many fundamental shortcomings that I often ask myself whether it can even exist: a real life as a teacher in the wrong school system. In the course of time I have developed some (survival) strategies.Continue reading →

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Harald Lesch explains to the nation pretty much everything that needs to be explained between heaven and earth. There hardly seems to be a topic on which the physics professor cannot appear in front of the camera for one of his 10 to 15 minute lectures. In his new video he explains why our school system is crap. A scold tirade worth seeing.more…

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In personal conversations, teachers often express their discomfort about our school system. In the public discourse on education, however, the voices of educators are rarely heard. A plea for more interference in the interests of the students.more…

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Despite all the controversy over educational reforms, almost everyone agrees on one point: Schoolchildren should learn as much as possible. And yet the school system tends to make learning more difficult than to support it. Educational researchers and school practitioners now know pretty much exactly what helps with learning.

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My job as a teacher always feels like Sisyphus work: exhausting, pointless and no end in sight. Still, you can picture me as a happy teacher. This is an attempt to explain my blogger attitude with the help of Camus.more…

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Our school system makes it difficult for teachers to do their job as well as possible, thus preventing education. How does it do that? An overview.more…

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