Do U.S. schools really need to be disrupted?

June 23, 2016
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America’s Not-So-Broken Education System

Do U.S. schools really need to be disrupted?

by JACK SCHNEIDER | The Atlantic

Everything in American education is broken. Or so say the policy elites, from the online learning pioneer Sal Khan to the journalist-turned-reformer Campbell Brown. As leaders of the XQ project succinctly put it, we need to “scrap the blueprint and revolutionize this dangerously broken system.”

This, they explain, is the sad truth. The educational system simply stopped working. It aged, declined, and broke. And now the nation has a mess on its hands. But there’s good news, too. As Michelle Rhee’s group, StudentsFirst, declares: Americans can “work together to fix this broken system.” All it takes is the courage to rip it apart.

This is how the argument goes, again and again. The system used to work, but now it doesn’t. And though nobody inside schools seems to care, innovators outside the establishment have developed some simple solutions. The system can be rebuilt, reformers argue. But first it must be torn down.

American education has some obvious shortcomings. Even defenders of the schools can make long lists of things they’d like to change. But the root of the problem is not incompetent …

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A recent news item came out discussing the funding levels of IDEA. John spent time discussing this with Dr. Rod Berger on another episode of CoffeED.

Check out the interview here.

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Huffington Post: Only a Fool Would Try to Build a Business on Public-Private Partnerships in Education

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Robyn Shulman interviewed me for The Huffington Post. Here is an excerpt of the discussion:

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I am sure some of you have read the article that Mark and I have bantered about recently. I wanted to continue the conversation and did so on another episode of CoffeED with edCircuit.

Check out the interview here!

-John

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