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More money won’t fix our education system

Blindly spending more money won’t fix our schools. The idea, that throwing more dollars at troubled schools can improve test scores and graduation rates, is inherently flawed. If it were true, U.S students wouldn’t be on par with their peers in the Slovak Republic, where spending per student is less than half of that in the U.S.

Our schools are broken: An interview with director Greg Whiteley about his Sundance doc ‘Most Likely to Succeed’

Given that our education system was designed over a century ago by a group of 10 men, including founders of the industrial revolution like Henry Ford, is it still serving students of the 21st century well? This is the central question of Greg Whiteley’s new documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film…