The current system cannot continue.
The latest Nation’s Report Card is out and, once again, it shows the appalling state of government-run education in America.
There will be much hand wringing over the devastating impact of foolish COVID-19 policies on student learning. Don’t believe the B.S. It wasn’t COVID that caused these unprecedented declines, it was the public policy response to COVID that drove this destruction.
The cries that “we must do something!” will soon fill the airwaves—with “doing something” generally meaning writing bigger and bigger checks to the public K-12 educational leviathan. They will do this, despite the fact that no correlation between public K-12 spending and student achievement has ever been found.
But it’s clear to anyone who cares to look that public K-12 education has been doing a lousy job for decades . It’s not really a secret. Every single president since at least John Kennedy has had some plan to improve this country’s K-12 public education system. That’s over 60 years and the problem not only persists, it’s gotten worse.
We’ve had “blue ribbon” panels and loads of smart people telling us what must be done for over half a century.
In 1983, “ A Nation at Risk ” exposed the failures of the public education system. It was supposed to be a wake-up call: Our society and its educational institutions seem to have lost sight of the basic purposes of schooling, and of the high expectations and disciplined effort needed to attain them . . . If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves . . . We have, in effect, been committing an act of unthinking, unilateral […]
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