Education: Quality, Not Just Quantity

The Paideia proposal aims to reform America's schools

Of his early education, Henry Adams once wrote, "It taught little and that little ill." Many of America's schools today teach precious little of what students ought to know, and that little ill. High school diplomas are routinely awarded to students who are functionally illiterate, who cannot do long division, and who have no idea what is contained in the Bill of Rights. Among educators there is a sense of desperation that America's young lack even the rudiments of learning, and a still greater feeling of...

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