We have a crisis in our schools. This is not a new revelation, but it needs to be stated regardless, particularly at the start of another academic year and at a time when America is struggling to compete in the very fields — math, science, technology — that are defining the global economy. Consider that U.S. high school students graduate with just a 32 percent proficiency...
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When I read the comments and op-eds on townhall.com, I am surprised that we are not far behind in most subjects. And, one more point--the far right seems to find joy in despising educators. Academics are routinely demonized. Germany in the 1930's used the same tactics.
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