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

The quest to improve education systems has become an industry. Governments and schools promise improved student performance, excellence and academic rigor. Some want a broken education system fixed, but is there enough reflection or debate about what excellence means for education and what education’s underlying problems are? Debates about funding, homework, teacher pay, discipline and test scores will persist, but do we really think the next generation will flourish on the basis of these issues alone being solved? With all…

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