Recently, a vice principal in Greenwich, Connecticut was apparently caught on video, confessing that he only hires progressive teachers. In the video, he explains that he will not hire Catholics because they are too rigid, nor older teachers because they are too ingrained in their habits, so that he can bend them to his mission of education. progressive.
In Greenwich, he’s probably an outlier. I live in Greenwich and have a second year student in the school system. He’s had two great teachers and is just getting started with a seemingly very promising third. Still, most of the harms of progressive education happen in the upper grades, so I’ll reserve judgment.