10 Ways School Reformers Get It Wrong | Alternet

11 Aug

When it comes to education reform, we’re not trying to reinvent the wheel anymore; instead, we’re building square ones.

August 5, 2012 |

It’s widely agreed that American education is in trouble. What is missed in both the response to the crisis and the cacophony of reform efforts is a true understanding of the nature of the problem.

In the early days of public schooling, Horace Mann called the schools the balance wheel of society. It was thought that schools served as a corrective for all kinds of problems ranging from skill gaps that needed to be remedied for the economy to flourish to culture gaps that were created by immigrants that needed to be Americanized. More…

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