Shane Vander Hart responds to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s complaint that education reform is not keeping pace with the rapidly changing economy.
PISA shows that students in the United States collaborate better than students in many other countries, but that few collaborate with sophistication.
New York Times: “Silicon Valley is going all out to own America’s school computer-and-software market, projected to reach $21 billion in sales by 2020.”
“Silicon Valley is going all out to own America’s school computer-and-software market, projected to reach $21 billion in sales by 2020.”
Career and Tech Education (CTE) is another top-down education reform policymakers have pushed whose results do not match the hype.
The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, UK Minister of State for School Standards, notes the United Kingdom’s shift away from skills-based education toward knowledge.
Bill Gates during a speech at the Council of the Great City Schools said he would spend another $1.7 Billion on education initiatives in public schools.
Success Academies, a charter school network in New York City, grades their parents on homework supervision, school readiness, responsiveness and investment.
Kindergarten Entry Assessment is another education reform pushed onto states through federal money that had no basis in evidence.
Denis Ian: Education’s deep spiral has now hit bottom. And the thud you hear? That’s your child’s head … hittin’ the wall.