Regardless of the opinions of others or what the US media says, the facts clearly prove US public schools are not broken and most public school teachers are succeeding at the job they were hired to do, which is teaching American children each state’s mandated academic curriculum to prepare for college with more success than any country on Earth.
If anything is missing, it is vocational training (more on this later) as it exists in many other countries—something missing in American public education.
However, that is not the fault of the teachers or the teacher unions. That is the fault of politicians due to the political nature of public education in the United States and standards-based education reform.
In fact, education reform in the United States since the 1980s has been largely driven by the setting of academic standards for what students should know and be able to…
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