Education

Compulsory Education Is Topic in Carnival of Education

By Mary Ann Zehr — June 10, 2009 1 min read

Joanne Jacobs and Robert Pondiscio over at Core Knowledge blog are both skeptical about the practicality of former New York City schools Chancellor Harold Levy’s proposal that compulsory schooling should include one year of postsecondary education. If you missed their posts this week, you have another chance to read them as part of this week’s Carnival of Education, a collection of posts by education bloggers.

Pondiscio writes: “College entrance is still something largely driven by interest and merit. Might that have something to do with the generally sound state of U.S. higher ed and the relatively poor state of our K-12 system?”

Jacobs writes: “There are people for whom K-12 schooling isn’t working. More of the same isn’t likely to work any better.”

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.