A professor of education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education is stirring the pot with his thoughts on closing the achievement gap. Thomas Kane thinks the education system could benefit from having a similar government agency keeping tabs on, similar to that of the Food and Drug Adminstration.
Kane told an NPR journalist that he thinks since the Coleman Report was published we should have made progress in finding solutions to America’s education system. Moreover, in the last 50 years we have not made nearly enough solutions to fixing this system and “spreading solutions.” But how easy is to organize research on the education system?
According to Kane, it should be as easy as it is for medical science and pharmaceutical companies to translate their research into action. “[The FDA] make decisions about which drugs we’re all, you know, going to be exposed to. We have no such thing in education.”
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