by mk 533 days ago · link · parent · post: Anu Partanen: What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success
Yes, I think if we worried more about what we were putting into education, and less about what we were getting out, we'd do ok. The US seems obsessed with ROI at the moment. As far as education goes, I think everyone knows the basics that work. We need to stop fooling ourselves into the notion that there are shortcuts to quality education.
by katakowsj 526 days ago · link
Government is what we agree to do together, correct? So are we currently agreeing that some kids rising to the top while others fall away is fine? If we run our educational system like a free market, it seems like that is what we are all agreeing to. Isn't it tough enough in a free market to see a business, which is an abstract entity, come to an end so often? Why set up our children's educational futures the same way?