An essential and informative presentation for all interested in school reform/educational policy! Finally, someone with the “talent” to express what many parents, teachers and critics of testing (i.e. standardized education) know — to be true. My professional development manuscripts align with these perspectives. Sample/Purchase my books on school reform/teacher training @ http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/kennethfetterman
I am not sure where I found this video, but it provides an interesting perspective on ‘manufactured education’. Personally, I have only really thought of the education system on how it is in western countries. You progress through the years according to your age, granted there are a few exceptions. At this current time, and especially while the current government are in charge, (Tories – I live in England) in doubt any major changed to the whole structure would be made. But it’ll be nice for a question to be asked one day.