The Commercialization of Public Schools General by Joel Wagner - April 17, 2008July 2, 20105 A few years ago, I remember that our school had televisions in every classroom, and they would automatically turn on each day during homeroom to show Channel One. I remember seeing it and watching it and wondering if it was really all that effective. I was reminded of this again today when I came across this article by Trent that asks basically the same question. His article (and the book he references) go much deeper than my pondering did a few years back. I was really inspired to read it, so I figured I’d share it with some other educators around and see what your take is on it. Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.