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February 21, 2011

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Bud Byrd

Isn't it ironic that much of the education administrator community and the requirements of many government programs stress individual performance on multiple choice testing of students to be a proxy for teacher classroom performance. Instead, maybe we should look at how well teachers help in building the skills of original thinking, team work, social performance along with the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. Personally, I don't think turning our children into fact spewing automatons or robotic musical instrument players best meets the need for improvements in our education system.l

Tom Foremski

For US companies, as long as they can employ the best people, no matter what nationality, then they don't need to be bothered about poor state of US education.

Regarding the MIT study, what individual skills or characteristics made one group smarter than the other?

Clive Boulton

We should heed the warning ascribed to Peter Drucker: “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”

How do we update schools and universities designed to elevate Amy Chua's well intended but out of date values?


Tim Dempsey

As usual, brilliant analysis which I will gladly share with my social business network. Education is really at the center of so many tough questions... the next one which we need to address is the deterioration of the overall quality of education in the US. Somehow I sense it is the combination of the fading self-esteem culture, and the fading quality of teaching in our public system, perhaps due to work rules. This article encourages me to dig in a little deeper.

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