Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Unpacking the Back: What's Really Going on in Schools?

Are American schools failing with students falling further and further behind, or is public education still the great American success story? The answer, of course, is YES.

For as long as we’ve had schools in the United States, we have provided high quality education among the best in the world to many students while at the same time failing to meet the basic educational needs of many others. And we have been criticizing and complaining about those schools for just as long.

Education News Resources:

Education Reporters, Writers, Critics:

Valerie Strauss - The Answer Sheet of the Washington Post

Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute

Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute

Joanne Jacobs - education blogger - Linking & Thinking on Education

TED Talks

Chimamanda Adichie -- "The Danger of a Single Story" 

Sir Ken Robinson -- "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" 

Books to Read

Why Johnny Can't Read - Rudolph Flesch

Real Education -- Charles Murray

Other Information

Education Levels in the United States

Understanding Poverty's Role in PISA Test Scores

The Shrinking of the Liberal Arts

Family & Environment and Education Achievement

The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning

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