XI-"Undercover Teacher" - George N. Allen - New York World Telegram and Sun

XI-"Undercover Teacher" - George N. Allen - New York World Telegram and Sun

False Theory Makes Instructor Live a Lie

by: George N. Allen | publication date: November 25, 1958 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 25

Several teachers cited an incident they had seen the day before in the school's general office. They had seen a woman daily substitute, her eyes filled with tears, asking an assistant principal why the children in her classes that day had tried so hard to resist learning anything.

In the eleventh article of his "Undercover Teacher" series for the New York World-Telegram and Sun, reporter George Allen writes about the frustration and hopeless attitude of his colleagues at John Marshall Junior High School in Brooklyn, where he worked as a teacher for two months. Allen also criticizes the inefficacy of the Board of Education's theory of "individualized instruction."

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