School of Thought

By Deane Barker on June 2, 2008

School-of-Thought: I’m unsubscribing from this blog today, but not because I don’t like it. I love it, in fact, but not for the content, which is the problem.

This is a blog by Fred Deutsch, a school board member in Watertown, South Dakota. Corey turned me on to it, and it’s one of the best education blogs I’ve seen. I don’t seek these types of blogs out, but I’m really impressed in the depth of it, the technical prowess, and the guy’s obvious devotion to the craft of education.

However, the fact remains that this guy is way more into education than I am, and I’m quickly out of my depth. I’m unsubscribing because, more often than not, Fred is talking about things I don’t understand and have only a tangential relationship to.

So why post about a blog I’m unsubscribing to? Because I want a blog like this to succeed. It’s good, and we need more like it. So, if you’re an educator, or if you know one, please send them this link and encourage them to take a look.



  1. Thanks for the suggested link, I’ll have to take a look at it. As the son of the teacher, I’m likely more qualified to understand this blog. If Dad had only been a brain surgeon…

    Actually, though I am somewhat fascinated that politicians are able to blog their interests…but those that are part of the organization (teachers, principals, government workers) really have a much more difficult time to be more open. That’s a shame, because I think if we heard more from some of these people, we likely would have a better understanding of what needs to be done to help improve what really goes behind the scene. Or at least, understand how some of these people are actually good people making a positive difference in our lives.

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