Saturday, December 29, 2012

Education Issues in 2013

The Atlantic has an interesting article describing the education issues that will be in the forefront in 2013 here. They are what you would expect:  Common Core Standards, charter schools, affirmative action, budget cuts, federal programs, teacher quality, immigration, on-line courses, college affordability, and (heartbreakingly) school safety.  My comment:

An excellent overview of what to expect in education in 2013.  But the very sad reality—that the great majority of young people in this country don’t care much for reading, and do it only occasionally and reluctantly—will not be addressed at all.  The Common Core Standards will test to see if children are good readers, but, unfortunately, the kind of curriculum these standards will drive will only further alienate children from books. 

Reading is everything.  Avid readers read better, write better, concentrate better, and have wider frames of reference that make all learning easier.  Schools need to develop children as avid readers, and most academic problems will melt away.


  1. Education play a vital role to make a well-trained citizen. Well educated people can make a make a better plan to run country. There is need to make a clear education policy. It's need to focus on basic education more and more.

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  2. I am writing an essay about some education issues our nation is facing, but I can't seem to find any information on the topic. I am focusing on the unfair education system, which includes that students who attend wealthier schools receive a better education than students who attend poorer schools. Since they have more resources available,etc. Any ideas where I can find some information?

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    1. Hi Alice,

      Good luck on your paper. This is a great topic. There are many articles. Do a google search. Here are a few I found: