Shane Vander Hart: Those who beat this drum overlook the fundamental question – is preparing students for the workforce the role of K-12 education?
The real loser of the “reading war” was science, in that kids are not being taught in a way that is proven to work for most children.
Shane Vander Hart: Canadian provinces would be wise to emulate Quebec’s success in math, but we in the United States would be as well.
Denis Ian: Few education reformers have ever spent a morning on a kindergarten floor … or in a hot-hot circular discussion with lively seventh graders.
Jane Robbins: The latest ACT scores show that Common Core has been a great leveler – just not in the way it was promised.
Tech leaders warned the UK House of Commons Select Education Committee about “knowledge curriculum” saying it will not prepare students for the world of work.
Denis Ian: Common Core has given educational cover for a small and noisy minority of ideological polluters into our schools.
The takeaway of a study of six nations that spends more money per child than the U.S. on early childhood education is that we need a greater investment.
“An approach to education based on standards invariably results in checklists being brought out and omissions noted, rather than accomplishments cited.”
Shane Vander Hart: Bill Gates’ education reforms are not working here so of course the thing to do is export them.