Stop Linking School Improvement, Economic Competitiveness, and National Greatness


by Ronald S. Byrnes - May 18, 2012

Most efforts to improve schooling in the United States have limited impact because opinion leaders’ repeated appeals to global economic competitiveness and national greatness don't inspire teachers and students. Educators and citizens need to challenge narrow utilitarian assumptions about the purposes of schooling and instead frame teaching as a profoundly challenging, rewarding, and important form of community service.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 18, 2012
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16773, Date Accessed: 8/11/2020 3:09:52 PM

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