Give students more autonomy and responsibility for their learning

Today’s post: a warning about how the US society is not treating young students well, from a star SAT-preparation person. I’m including one snippet, but the whole post is very well worth reading.

American students have become far too reliant on everyone and everything but themselves. When our children don’t excel, we sign them up for classes, hire tutors, and, if all that fails, administer them amphetamines like M&Ms. Plummeting SAT scores stand as a blaring testament to the fact that this approach isn’t working.

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