The ‘structural-functionalism’ aspects of schooling in which the value of classroom learning has not kept pace with the value of instant gratification through self-directed access, i.e., iPhones, Tablets, are at the core of educational issues today. Technology precedes cultural adaptation, and educational bureaucracies are extremely slow in adapting to social change.

Public school funding has shrunk over the past decade. School discipline rates reached historic highs. Large achievement gaps persist. And the overall performance of our nation’s students falls well below our international peers. These bleak numbers beg the question: Don’t students have a constitutional right to something better? Many Americans assume that federal law protects…

via Why We Need a Constitutional Right to Education — TIME

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