Since the 1980s, politicians have blamed American public schools for our economy falling behind Japan. We‘ve struggled with how to improve our schools, and many decided that a slash and burn approach would be better than consulting with experts and learning from the latest research.
In America, we rely on an educational approach that tests students’ performance on high stakes tests, shutting down schools that do not measure up. Still, many politicians hold to this hard-hearted approach. Continue reading below: