Can pass a test, but still useless?

By Murray Bourne, 10 Jul 2005

The interesting debate about No Child Left Behind continues. Stacy Debroff, in an article on MSNBC Today[no longer available], laments that...

Instead of raising children who love to learn and solve problems creatively, we are raising a generation of terrific test takers.

Hmmm - it sounds a lot like the affliction that traditional Asian schools suffer from. While Asian schools, especially those in Singapore, try to move away from a rigid exam-based system and move towards a more creativity and problem-based approach, the US is moving in the opposite direction.

Education seems to be one big experiment...

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