12 Sep '12, 12am

The Myth of the Education Crisis

The Myth of the Education Crisis

Everyone knows that our public school system is a mess, far worse than it’s ever been. Teachers’ unions, more than any other factor, stand in the way of making progress toward a brighter future, where graduation rates are up, test scores stop falling, and we restore our education system to its former greatness. If we only convert the current public schools into charter schools, we can achieve this goal. Everyone knows this. Everyone is wrong. Despite being underfunded, undervalued and vilified, America’s teachers are by any measure doing a better job today than they ever have before. Graduation rates are up. Test scores are, too. American students graduate from high school with better education than they ever have in our nation’s history. You probably haven’t heard this. You’ve heard about failing schools and burnt-out teachers. You’ve heard Michelle Rhee tout her experien...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/the-myth-of-the-education-cri...

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