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What problems are we really trying to solve in education? 7 suggestions

The quest to improve¬†education systems has created an industry. Governments and schools promise improved student performance, academic excellence, even rigor. It seems everyone wants excellence and many want a broken education system fixed, but is there enough reflection or debate about¬†what excellence means and what education’s underlying problems are? Debates about funding, homework, teacher pay, discipline and test scores will rage on, but do we really think the next generation will flourish on the basis of these issues alone being…

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