04 Jun '11, 12am

Is America Falling Behind With Innovation?:

Is America Falling Behind With Innovation?:

The essential problem in education today is that we no longer teach students to think and we do not insist that students actually obtain a usable education. The other problem is truly qualified teachers. All of this began when the teachers of America decided to become professionals and, then, like professionals in other fields, demanded university degrees in their fields. Now, teachers go to school to learn to teach, but THEY don't learn a specific field in which to specialize. Rather, they are expected to teach whatever subject they are appointed to teach. Teachers who no nothing about the fields in which they teach, who are not specialists in that field, whatever it is, cannot teach young people enough about the subject to be able to think critically about that subject, because the teachers themselves are incapable of critical thinking in the various fields of endeavor. ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/is-america-fal...

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