12 Jun '17, 5pm

7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

are always cropping up as countries compete to foster and produce the smartest, most promising students. But the measures to determine “success” and “intelligence” are often controversial standardized tests and don’t take into account the general mental, social, and physical well-being of kids. So we decided to take educational matters into our own hands and highlight some of the international trends that we wish our test-heavy, recess-reducing country would consider. These seven education wish list trends include universal preschool, nature education, and even a school clean-up tradition that builds responsibility and community. While some of these trends will likely not come to pass anytime soon, such as France’s carefully composed, unhurried lunches, we have hope that policy makers will realize that schools can do so much more than simply teach our children how to take ...

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