In Sunday’s paper, there was an interesting article about foreign exchange students coming to Buffalo. Apparently, the American educational system provides a more flexible experience than those of many Asian countries, with less of an emphasis on testing and more diverse subject matter and extracurriculars.
In this morning’s paper? A front-page story on Common Core, which will provide a narrower, more rigid curriculum and an emphasis on rigorous standardized testing.
So, why are we rushing to implement an educational system that the rest of the world is trying to shake off?