Archive | August, 2013

US Education, 2012: The Age of Wisdom and Foolishness

Test score “plunges” are in the news, dampening schools’ traditional first-day optimism just as they reopen after the summer break. Charles Dickens’ opening lines in a Tale of Two Cities seem an especially apt, if ahistorical, descriptor of the current state of education in the United States. The views expressed in this article are mine […]

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