In 2002, President Bush signed the largest federal education reform legislation in decades, No Child Left Behind. NCLB included increased standards and accountability for teachers and schools. "It made small attempts to create "school choice" along the edge of the public-school system. And it was bipartisan; led by a Republican president, along with the Senate's liberal lion, Ted Kennedy." Author Micheal Brendan Dougherty. This article looks at different opinions of whats wrong with education in America. Dougherty, Michael Brendan. “How Can We Fix The Education Problem In America?” Business Insider, Business Insider, 4 Jan. 2012, www.businessinsider.com/how-can-we-fix-the-education-problem-in-america-2012-1.
A collection of the 100 best education infographics ranging from the importance of STEM and EdTech to the trouble with tuition and the problem of rising student loan debt. “Here Are The 100 Best Education Infographics.” Visual News, 9 June 2016, www.visualnews.com/2016/06/14/100-best-infographics-education/.
This article suggests that "compared to its own history, the U.S. education system may be doing fine. But compared to the rest of the world, it needs work—and quickly. " Author Wendy Kopp. In this article, author Wendy Kopp talks about the American school system and how it compares to the rest of the world. "To Ripley, there’s something wrong with the status quo when America spends more per pupil than nearly every other country and yet on the best international assessments of critical-thinking, our results are mediocre at best (American teenagers rank 25th in math). We do a worse job than other countries at giving our poorest students the high-quality education they need to lead better lives than their parents." Kopp, Wendy. “Do American Schools Need to Change? Depends What You Compare Them To.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 25 Oct. 2013, www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/10/do-american-schools-need-to-change-depends-what-you-compare-them-to/280768/.
In this article, the author suggests non-traditional solutions to improve education in America. "Education debates in the United States often occur between two poles. On the one hand, we have the libertarian impulse, which valorizes free markets, competition, and parental choice; on the other, we find a visceral defense of the district school. Middle paths, such as the urban district portfolio model, combine school choice and government accountability." Berner, Ashley. “To Improve Education in America, Look beyond the Traditional School Model.” Brookings, Brookings, 8 May 2017, www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2017/05/08/to-improve-education-in-america-look-beyond-the-traditional-school-model/.
The author writes- "The curriculum for boosting K-12 students' academic performance has drawn critics on both sides of the political divide" This article from CBS news talks about the political divide in the American education debate, especially common core. The article looks at the two sides of the debate, Democrat and Republican, and includes opinions and arguments from different politicians. CBS News. “The Debate over Common Core.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 21 Sept. 2014, www.cbsnews.com/news/the-debate-over-common-core/.
The talker says- "Has the federal government overreached and saddled our schools with standards that have been flawed from the start? Or will the Common Core raise the bar and improve the quality of our children’s education" "n K-12 education, there is nothing more controversial than the Common Core State Standards, national academic standards in English and Math. Adopted by more than 40 states, they were developed, in part, to address concerns that American students were falling behind their foreign counterparts and graduating high school without the necessary skills for college and the workforce. But is this the reform we’ve been looking for? Has the federal government overreached and saddled our schools with standards that have been flawed from the start? Or will the Common Core raise the bar and improve the quality of our children’s education?" www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/embrace-common-core.