“America’s high schools are obsolete. By obsolete, I don’t just mean that they’re broken, flawed, or underfunded, though a case could be made for every one of those points. By obsolete, I mean our high schools—even when they’re working as designed—cannot teach all our students what they need to know today.”—Bill Gates.
Well Bill, I might despise your company, its unethical business practices, and most of its products, but I cannot deny the perfect accuracy of the above quote. I’m glad that somebody finally noticed that the problems with American public education go far deeper than funding and testing. The very design is flawed . . . and we’re long overdue on getting it fixed.
- Governors launch effort to improve high school education (AP via USAToday.com).