Saturday, June 18, 2016

Seven Deadly Progressive Education Myths - By Jane Robbins

Our schools are failing our kids, and 'Seven Myths About Education' explains how politics replaced pedagogy.

In many ways, the progressive education establishment is akin to a leftist “Hive”—people who think and speak alike and move in concert, even without centralized control or an active conspiracy.
The education Hive exercises power and influence in every state and nearly all Western countries. From the Department of Education, to congressional education committees, to state departments of education, to colleges of education, to the numerous and multiplying individuals and private foundations that dump money and theory into questionable education reform efforts, the Hive is enormous and remarkably monolithic. There are differences, to be sure, on topics such as charter schools, but about the fundamentals there is no disagreement.

What are these fundamentals?