Paul Sandrock – 2

If you read the first article on Paul Sandrock, you know that Paul is doing what all good politicians do, speak to their base. In that article, Paul clearly defends both positions.

That is his right, maybe. I wonder if it really is his right to defend the traditional way of teaching for two reasons:

  1. It has failed over 50 years.
  2. He is the ACTFL Director of Education. Isn’t his job to direct language education to align with the research?



2 thoughts on “Paul Sandrock – 2”

  1. I agree Ben, but one positive thing I can see is that at least I can say to ACTFL worshipping teachers that, “See, ACTFL approves of CI, Paul Sandrock spoke at IFLT.”

    These teachers who always claim to “align with ACTFL” have never even read ACTFL publications, they are just told in student teaching to cut n paste “can-do statements”.

    I knew of a teacher that actually thought “aligning to ACTFL” meant cutting and pasting ACTFL standards in the header of her quizzes for students.

  2. Yes and thank you Greg for the support. I have the right in this private internet space to say what I want. I realize it’s harsh but when any leader implies that things that are not good for people are in fact acceptable, my blood heats up and I want to say what I need to say. I have been harshly treated for my stance, but what am I to do? Attacking me won’t do much to change my position. I am not here to support organizations, but children. ACTFL really has some serious work in front of them and I am here with a pin to prod them to do it.

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