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Educational programs in the US continues to fail due to leaders seeking disruption

Educational programs in the US continues to fail due to leaders seeking disruption
The Siliconreview
03 Febuary, 2020

Most of the education reform movement started in the US is dead and some of the prime examples include No Child Left Behind law by George W. Bush, Race to the Top by Obama, Common Core State Standards by Bill Gates, and push for school choice by Trump. The majority of the reformers for education in the US has come back empty-handed. Reforms were business ideas that disrupted the positive good and it must be considered as disruptors rather than reformers. The difference between a reformer and a disruptor is that reformers always call for more funding, desegregation, better-trained faculties, and smaller size classes whereas a disruptor bank on competition, strategy of testing, and punishment. Based on Bush’s claim of “Texas Miracle” congress had passed the No Child Left Behind law in 2001. Even after passing the law there was no improvement and the expense of the public schools continued to rise.

Various programs were started for education by the trio of Bush-Obama-Trump, but every reform strategy that they implemented has failed miserably. The question for improvement remains unsolved and almost half of the candidates in the US now qualify for reduced price or for free lunches. Schools need stability and future reforms must focus on that instead of disruptions.