Quotes that I would like to share from Samuel Meisels and Marcy Whitebook

I chose Marcy Whitebook because she is one of the people truly committed to improving the status of early childhood educators. She is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California at Berkeley. I choose the Quote ” Worthy work, Unlivable wages:”  which happens to be the title of her joint study of” The National Child Care Staffing Study, 1988 – 1997″. This quote aptly sums up the status of early childhood educators.

The other person I chose was Samuel J. Meisels, the founding executive of the Buffet Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  He was highly critical of the  Head Start National Reporting System which was later suspended. The quote I chose was from a speech he gave at the University of North Carolina. He said ” The best way to evaluate a child’s performance is to study performance, not something else. And the best way to improve a child’s performance is to teach the child, not test the child.”

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Quotes that I would like to share from Samuel Meisels and Marcy Whitebook

  1. Pleshette Watson says:

    Hi Fidelis,
    Your page looks wonderful! I like Samuel J. Meisels’ quote: “The best way to evaluate a child’s performance is to study performance, not something else. And the best way to improve a child’s performance is to teach the child, not test the child.” Today, so much emphasis is placed on the testing of children, that sometimes, I feel like we overlook a child’s greater potential because we are so focused on test scores, rather than what the child actually does know. I do not think standardized tests should be the determining factor of a child’s overall knowledge or capabilities.

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    • Thanks Pleshette! I agree with your comments on the standardized tests. A lot of great teachers in the Public school systems leave for the private schools because they get the academic freedom to teach the children without worrying about SOL’s.

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