Thursday, March 2, 2017

DeVos and False Claims of Failed Schools: How School Reform Hurts Children

DeVos and False Claims of Failed Schools: How School Reform Hurts Children:

DeVos and False Claims of Failed Schools: How School Reform Hurts Children


The conviction that the best way to prepare children for a harsh, rapidly changing world is to introduce formal instruction at an early age is wrong. There is simply no evidence to support it, and considerable evidence against it. Starting children early academically has not worked in the past and is not working now.
—David Elkind, Professor of Child Development and author of Reinventing Childhood and The Hurried Child   
School reform, the underhanded drive to privatize education into free market, choice schools (many profitmaking), has had a negative effect on children and their development.
Here is the most recent research by Stanford researcher Martin Carnoy who analyzed 25 years of research and found that voucher programs do not significantly improve test scores. Carnoy says vouchers distract from proven policies and DeVos and False Claims of Failed Schools: How School Reform Hurts Children:

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