Many things have been urged upon the beleaguered public schools: install computers, reduce class size, pay teachers better and respect them more and give them bodyguards, reform teacher training, restore the principal's authority, purge the bureaucracy and reduce paperwork, lengthen the school year, increase homework, stick to the basics, stop ''social promotion,'' kill social studies and bring back history, and (the latest plan) pay kids not to drop out or play truant.
For historians of #EdTech
, here’s a nice little essay
by Jacques Barzun from 1988 which he later published in a book under the title of “Reasons to De-Test the Schools
“. The follow up is telling