Why Calling our Education System ‘Broken’ Has Done More Harm Than Good

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Source: The Atlantic

America’s education system is not ‘broken’, but rather flawed and making steady improvements over time, offers Jack Schneider from The Atlantic.

The ‘broken system narrative’ is overplayed, he explains and has caused damage to teachers, students and overall has degraded the value of our public school system. Examining the nature of America’s education system today compared to years ago, it is easy to see that improvements have been made across the board.

Teachers are highly qualified and educated, compared to educators in the past who weren’t required any sort of certifications; curriculum has continued to expand, offering more math and science with the years; the outcomes of those educated in the American education system is impressive and has produced an all-time high of college bound students.

To call America’s education system broken is dismissive, degrading, and leaves too much room for ‘half-baked’ plans from politicians and closed leaders, Schneider explains. It ultimately detracts from the real issues that need to be addressed and fixed, like race, class and power differences, rather than pointing at teachers as the culprits of a broken system.

Read full story at: The Atlantic

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