Teaching Is Not a Business

TODAY’S education reformers believe that schools are broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the idea of competition. Others embrace disruptive innovation, mainly through online learning. Both camps share the belief that the solution resides in the impersonal, whether it’s the invisible hand of the market or the transformative power of technology.


Beach House || Myth (Covered by the BIRTHDAY BOY Imran, 1/5 of Kirp)

American students are enrolling in college in record numbers, but they’re also dropping out in droves. Barely half of those who start four-year colleges, and only a third of community college students, graduate… There’s a remedy at hand, though, and it’s pretty straightforward.
—  David L. Kirp, author of Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools, writes for the New York Times how to help college students graduate.