They're too confining, he says. They trap kids in chairs, in classrooms, in the narrow bounds of an established curriculum. So White and a handful of fellow revolutionaries have begun pushing a new vision for American public education.
While Vietnamese teachers are complaining about their low pay, an old woman continues teaching for free in the Mekong Delta.
In the United States, college degrees come from many sources with many different perspectives on the nature and function of the degree.
We know that students plagiarize. We suppose that plagiarism, as well as academic dishonesty in general, has increased over the past few years, decades, or century—depending on which academic ax we choose to grind.
If students can only focus for 15-minute intervals, shouldn't we devote precious class time to something more engaging?