Heather in Neverland Posted January 2, 2012 Share Posted January 2, 2012 All these threads about public education got me thinking... The overall consensus is that America's schools in general are failing (yes, I know there are some shining spots out there but this is a generalized notion). The watershed report "A Nation at Risk" was published in 1983 but the study was done from 1976-1981. And the results were that America's schools were failing. Then I think back to the whole "Sputnik" era in the late 50's and the big push to "reform" education. In 1956 they were failing. In 1976 and 1986 they were failing. In 1996 and 2006 they were failing and in 2012 they are failing the reports say. So my question is: when is the last time America's schools were NOT failing? When were they GOOD? What does "failing" mean? And how will we know when they are no longer failing? . Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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