I hit a moment this weekend where I wanted out of the urban public school environment. It wasn’t the kids. It wasn’t the teachers. It wasn’t the principal. It was the policies.
"This is what you signed up for," a teacher told.
But that’s not entirely true. Teaching was…
“According to the Brown Center Report on American Education, American students have one of the lightest homework loads in the world, typically less than one hour per day. Fully half of U.S. students are assigned no homework at all, even in middle and high school.”
“According to guidelines endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA), a student should be assigned no more than 10 minutes per grade level per night.”
“At the college level, longstanding problems of quality are joined with the issues of affordability. For most of the postwar period, the G.I. Bill, public and land-grant universities and junior colleges made a low-cost education more accessible in the United States than anywhere in the world. But after leading the world in college completion, America has dropped to 16th. The percentage of 25- to 29-year-olds who hold a four-year bachelor’s degree has inched up in the past 15 years, to 33.5 percent, but that is still lower than in many other nations.”