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An Expert’s View: Sir Ken Robinson on Education

nytimes.com

Parents have more power and choices in educating their children than they realize.

Many parents are concerned about the changing world and uncertain futures their children face. They are anxious about education, a narrow curriculum, that schools are not cultivating curiosi...

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Parents have three options:

  • They can work for changes within the current system.
  • They can press for changes to the system.
  • They can educate their children outside the system.

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Governments are desperately trying to improve education using strategies such as standardization, testing, and competition, especially in literacy, mathematics, and science. But it is generally not successful.

Finland is following a different path. They don't have a mandat...

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Eight out of ten teenagers experience extreme stress during the school year. Parents can help in three ways:

  1. Learning to recognize the signs of 'toxic' stress
  2. Encouraging more downtime.
  3. Work with the school to reduce the avoidable caus...

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The endless testing was an attempt to raise standards in education. Instead, it resulted in a culture of perpetual competition, causing excessive stress for teachers, children, and their families but with no real improvement in standards.

The purpose of assessments is to support an...

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Charter schools are independently operated public schools. They have a bigger say in what they teach and how they work.

It is said that charter schools can spread new practices. Some do, and some don't. Another argument is that they give parents more choice in education. But the choice may...

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The purpose of education

The purpose of education is to enable students to understand the world and the talents within them so they can become fulfilled individuals and active, compassionate citizens.

The role of the government should be to create the best conditions to encourage such an education...

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