Contrary to the faux nostalgia claims of many conservatives American schools and the nations education system overall was never great. Contrary to the thinking of the American Left almost everything we do regards education especially the models that flow from the iconic Colombia are equally wrong headed.
The debates on education always seem to focus on a handful of issues. I wonder why? The same problems + the same “solutions”= the system we have AND THAT HAS TO CHANGE.
Mitt Romney’s plan is as good and imo better than what we have going for us now. The system has severe fail points that can no longer be prettied up with additional expenditures and acronym laden program initiatives.
We are the joke of the civilized world, a paradigm shift is needed.