December 18, 2018

M. J. Maddox, PhD
is the American English Doctor.
 
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Education

Formal education has always belonged to the privileged classes.

Throughout history, formal education has not been available to everyone. Even in the United States, which can  boast a system of public education that began in the nineteenth century, the quality of education differs from state to state and even from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Because public schools differ in quality and effectiveness, some people argue that they should be phased out in favor of private schools.

This is a bogus argument.

Public education is no more optional than our system of national defense.  If some public schools are not operating as they should, the onus of improving them is on the agencies responsible for them and on the voters who decide who run the agencies. Click on the links below for articles on education.

PUBLIC EDUCATION      THE PARENT’S ROLE    SCARECROW SYNDROME    CURRICULUM

TESTS AND GRADES      COMMON CORE       READING INSTRUCTION     STATISTICS