How we learn and educate our children and citizenry is undergoing a massive shift due to a perfect storm of technology, cost and a wave of discontent with the status quo in some of the current education approaches. Here are some of the main movements and projects that took the stage in a big way in 2012.
"The dirty little secret of education reform is that one of the greatest predictors of academic success is household income. Even the standardized tests used for college admissions, like the S.A.T.s, are essentially proxies for income: students from better-off backgrounds get higher scores. The educational system is supposed to be an engine of opportunity and social readjustment, but in some ways it operates as a perpetuator of the status quo."
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