Our Education System: Broken or Working? Scoop Feb. 25, 2019

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, and possibly you, aren’t supportive of what is being reported. There may be something of interest to you in this line up of articles.

The first article here is an interesting read.  Is our education system broken or is it working the way it was designed to?  There have been many times I have thought it is doing just what policy wonks, reformers, and the corporate elites (including influential “billionaires”) want it to do but it just isn’t doing it as fast or as complete as they want.

Res Idiotica

They have learned exactly what we have asked of them – to be like mayflies, alive by happenstance in a fleeting present.

Our students’ ignorance is not a failing of the educational system – it is its crowning achievement.

We have fallen into the bad and unquestioned habit of thinking that our educational system is broken, but it is working on all cylinders.

What our educational system aims to produce is cultural amnesia, a wholesale lack of curiosity, historyless free agents, and educational goals composed of contentless processes and unexamined buzz-words like “critical thinking,” “diversity,” “ways of knowing,” “social justice,” and “cultural competence.”

Jamie Gass and Ze’ev Wurman: State takes wrong path on math, science teaching

For decades, K-12 policymakers have eschewed academic precision for mushy education school dogmas, including “child-centered learning,” “hands-on learning,” and “21st-century skills.” Meanwhile, U.S. students lack basic knowledge and perform dreadfully on most national and international math and science tests.

Kansas City Schools Strengthen Data Sharing with Social Service Agencies
Controlling the whole child all the time?

China’s Vision for Modernizing Its Education System Through 2035



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