Reasons the U.S. Schooling System is Failing?

Education Week recently published an article outlining 8 (more) reasons the education system in the U.S. is failing. Matthew Lynch (2015) has put out a multi-series of articles discussing the issues which surround U.S. schooling today.Take a look at the list below. Do you feel all these items belong on this list? What is missing from this list? After reading the earlier parts of this series, I don’t see much attention paid to the state of teacher education or how teaching is viewed as a profession. I would love to hear your thoughts on this list:

  1. We still do not know how to handle high school dropouts
  2. We have not achieved education equity
  3. Technology brings a whole new dimension to cheating
  4. We still struggle with making teacher tenure benefit both students and teachers
  5. More of our schools need to consider year-round schooling
  6. We are still wrestling the achievement gap
  7. We need to consider how school security measures affect students
  8. We need to make assistive technology more available to students with disabilities

To read the entire article click here:

To read the rest first part of the series, click here:

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