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Incoming Administration's School Reform Fails To Address Inadequacy Of Public Schools

By wochit 17 January 2017

The most lasting and fundamental “reform” the new administration should champion is the elimination of the rigid, standardized, one-size-fits-all curriculum and its replacement with competency-based learning. Shamefully little was said during the endless presidential election season about the biggest challenge this country faces: our antiquated, fundamentally flawed education system. No matter what the future brings - technological unemployment, terrorism, global warming - the survival of our democracy depends upon an educated citizenry. This week, Donald Trump’s proposed Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, will face the Senate for her confirmation hearing.