Don’t nationalize education

posted by
June 2, 2011
Show-Me Institute
by John Payne  
Posted in Commentary

"A number of educators, academics, and political figures recently signed a statement released by the Albert Shanker Institute favoring a 'common content core curriculum' for all public schools in the United States. The idea has an obvious appeal: Simply select what students should learn and tell the schools to teach it. However, as H.L. Mencken wrote, 'there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.' There is no single best curriculum for all students in all districts, and any attempt to create one at the federal level opens the door to political meddling in educational content." (06/02/11)  


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