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The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing

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There is a often a hue and cry, sometimes generated by those who hope to make a profit, about our so-called “failing schools.” Many of the challenges facing young people have little to do with what’s going on inside the school’s walls, though obviously there is much that schools can do better.

However, our education system is really not doing that bad….

Here are some articles pointing out some facts. I hope others can suggest more:

The Kids Are All Right is from Mother Jones.

Flunking the Test comes from The American Journalism Review.

Garnet and Jenny made these good suggestions:

U.S. Schools Are Still Ahead—Way Ahead is from Bloomberg.

Quit fretting. U.S. is fine in science education is from USA .

Education Guru John Mockler: Our Schools are Succeeding is from The California Teachers Association.

Why Gloomy Pundits and Politicians Are Wrong About America’s Education System is from The Atlantic.

Why U.S. schools are better than we think is from The Washington Post.

American 17-Year-Olds Are Doing Better Than Ever is from This Week In Education.

Kevin Drum Smackdown Watch: I Forgot About Disaggregation! is from Mother Jones.

Do American public schools really stink? Maybe not is from Politico.

Additional suggestions are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Nice to see a positive approach to this subject to bring more great news on this topic the following articles may help:

    Column: Quit fretting. U.S. is fine in science education: //usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-06-03/science-math-education-us-schools/55363868/1

    U.S. Schools Are Still Ahead—Way Ahead:
    businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2011/tc20110112_006501.htm

    American education leads the world:
    sundaytimes.lk/090222/Education/ed701.html

    America’s Most Amazing Schools:
    lhj.com/relationships/family/school/most-amazing-schools/

    Quality education and a great future! The American Transfer Programme at ANC:
    sundaytimes.lk/110612/Education/ed23.html

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