American public education is by and large extraordinarily conservative.
The computer is window dressing and barely a replacement for the desk slate of the 19th century
not much has changed in American education in 150 years.
there was the progressive era of the early 20th century which I think was its heyday and produced some of the best mathematicians and scientist whose work showed up in World War II
statisticians taking over American education in the 1940s, teaching to average changed the individualized education
but even with that, very little has actually changed in American education.
Group work. that’s a change.
kids stay in groups for group work a little bit longer. This reflects a change in the workplace in the last 40 years.
this prepares them for the kind of workplace that is more common now.
all that says, I’m not a fan of American education because it’s so heavy with tradition and so little changes.
every school has its own little universe and sometimes their administrations allow outright human rights abuses and keep the secret to themselves for decades because kids 8 up don’t talk to their parents about school, and children accept what goes on around the adults in their extended world as abnormal normal, with their own generation being the sole carriers of normal normal