Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

What Would the American Education System Look Like If Its Design was Based on the Principles That Guide the Education Systems of the Nations With the Highest Student Performance?

Ten Myths About Education in the U.S. and What It Will Take to Fix Our Schools

Many Americans believe that the comparisons made with student performance in other countries are unfair or irrelevant. Even those who concede that other countries might have something to teach us continue to embrace solutions for our education problems that have never been embraced by the countries that are surpassing our performance with increasing frequency. Indeed, many of the things we accept as truisms about education in the United States are simply not supported by the facts. Among those myths are the following:

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