This week on Bloomberg EDU, Eli Broad, philanthropist and founder of two Fortune 500 companies, discusses his native Detroit public schools, blended learning, school leadership and a national system for education.
My doubts go beyond Fryer's spinning of survey data and maintaining that teens worked harder because they said that they did. The bigger purpose of schooling is teaching kids to work smarter and the incentives did not do so.
PBS showed a reality that is lost on data-driven "reformers." Social scientists have documented the primary importance of socio-emotional factors and the need to build trust before academics can improve. And that takes patience.