The History and Results of America’s Disastrous Public School System, Part I

“The earliest ancestor to our system of government-mandated schooling comes from 16th-century Germany.

While it’s almost universally understood that the American school system is underperforming, “reform,” too, is almost universally prescribed as the solution. Yet in other walks of life, bad ideas are not reformed—they are eliminated and replaced with better ones. Our school system is rarely identified as a bad idea.”