Article about how America's strength is in innovation, not rote learning
April 23, 2014 10:33 AM Subscribe
I remember reading something, possible in the New York Times, arguing that while America's high-school students don't stack up very well against students of countries, our strength has always been in innovation rather than mastery of skills acquired by rote. Any idea where I saw this?
posted by Ollie to Education (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It seems unGoogleable. And (regardless of what you think of the merit of this argument; I know it sounds rather defensive about our school system) have you seen any other research essentially supporting or refuting this?