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Deep within our cultural history is a faith in the power of technology to cure social problems.
As we consider what reform initiatives might achieve, we should also ask the old, defining question: What is the purpose of education in a democracy?
Mike Rose notes that no one in power is asking fundamental questions about the purpose of education and whether much-hyped reforms might do more harm than good.
White House / Pete Souza
We need to reclaim a broader vision, for we have terribly narrowed our thinking about school.
AP / Leslie E. Kossoff
What’s new about them? They sound like the skills one would have gotten from a good 20th century education—or from a lot further back than that.
AP / Rich Pedroncelli
The Obama administration has committed serious money to education reform, but many of the Department of Education’s big ideas are flawed.
The New Press
Business leaders are eager to meddle in education but rarely take responsibility for the root of education’s problem—economic despair and mind-numbing mass media.
AP / David Kohl
What miracle talk and magic-bullet solutions share is the reduction of complexity, of the many levels of hard, creative work necessary to make schooling successful in the United States.
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