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Ted Talks: Educator Talks About Our "Toxic Education"

Posted by on May. 25, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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In the mid 1800′s, Horace Mann captured the potential impact of education on society. We have yet to realize the potential he saw, and in fact, we are missing the mark by a wider and wider margin. We have created a “Toxic Culture of Education” in our country that is damaging students, impacting our economy, and threatening our future. Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, we have embraced a culture of high stakes testing and are perpetuating a false sense of failure in our schools. We have ignored research and data on effective policy making practices in order to serve the interest of private industries that have monetized our students. The impact is being felt in communities, on college campuses, and in our economy. The solution lies in a common sense approach to student development, curriculum choice, career exploration, and relevant data analysis. This talk will present a vision of an education system that allows us to embrace our full potential if we only had the courage to ask “Why Not”?

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by on May. 25, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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brennan5882300
by Member on May. 26, 2014 at 3:53 PM
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I read this...it was great!  :)

Chasing3
by Bronze Member on May. 26, 2014 at 4:42 PM
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i saw the video on youtube. I thought it was great an dhit the nail on the head. 

about a year ago, I read a lot of different books and Alfie Kohn's "Feel Bad Education" was one of them - a lot of the same ideas. 

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