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1. There is an ongoing debate about the quality of American education. 2. Critics of American education are concerned about American children’s low aptitude in math and languages, compared to the abilities of children in other countries. 3. These critics think that the American education system needs to be fixed. 4. Others, however, believe that the test scores are not an accurate indication of children’s knowledge and success. Page 116 What s wrong with skill-oriented education?
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Unformatted text preview: 1. No consistency in what children are taught Because of the lack of consistency, teachers are forced to either focus on teaching best students or the worst students, leaving the rest behind (hit or miss approach). 2. In Europe and Asia, students get Core Knowledge, and therefore avoid these problems. 3. Students dont lack critical thinking skills, they lack core knowledge....
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2011 for the course ENG 209 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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