Thursday, December 17, 2009


Justin Taylor just posted this admonition from Roy Peter Clark:
Move up and down the ladder of abstraction. At the bottom are bloody knives and rosary beads, wedding rings and baseball cards. At the top are “meaning” words like ‘freedom’ and ‘literacy.’ Beware of the middle, where bureaucracy and public policy live. There teachers are referred to as “instructional units.”
Good thinking. I'll have to check out Clark's work.

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