Monday, March 26, 2007

Education Myths the MSM Promotes

Manhattan Institute education scholars Jay Greene and Marcus Winters shatter some common education myths.

Teachers are underpaid? Myth.
Smaller class sizes are better for academic achievement? Myth.
High tuition costs keep Hispanics and blacks from college? Myth.
Schools need more money? Myth.

Having lived in Asia, I can attest to these myths. Students in South Korean middle schools and high schools do far better academically with far less money. What American schools need these days is accountability and a focus on academics.

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