Six Education Predictions for K-12 in the U.S.

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American classrooms lag behind Europe and East Asian nations.

What’s in the future for elementary and secondary schools in the United States? American classrooms need extensive reform because they lag far behind Europe and East Asian nations in international testing surveys, such as the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted every three years by OECD (Organization of Economic and Co-operative Development). PISA questionnaires – given world-wide to 15-year-olds in Math, Science, and Language – indicate that USA pupils test “below average” in all three subjects. Here’s my prediction of what we’ll be seeing in USA ‘s schools in the next 10-20 years:

 

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The simplification mandate – Surpassing the complexity threshold

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“Our life is frittered away by detail …. Simplify, simplify.” — Henry David Thoreau

Ever have one of those days?

Run a day late on a credit card payment, and you’re dinged a $39 late fee.
 
Miss a traffic sign on our way across town – right in front of a cop – and get dinged another $150.
 
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