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愚蠢的美國人-炮轟美國的教育製度

(2006-09-02 18:56:31) 下一個

以前的國內,中央台有個焦點訪談,在新聞聯播之後的黃金時段放,也因為抨擊時弊,大家都愛看。

後來出了個實話實說,聽說也很不錯。可是沒有看過,不好置評。

美國的ABC,有線電視第十頻道,美東時間每個星期五晚十點,播放20/20節目主持人John Stossel主持的“愚蠢的美國人-學校是如何欺騙小孩的”(Stupid in America:How we cheat our kids)。對美國現行的中小學教育體製和教師聯合會的黑幕,進行了有力的抨擊。

建議家裏有小孩子的,還沒有看過節目的家長,有空的時候看一眼。

美國公立的中小學教育,有很多可取的地方,例如免費教育和鼓勵學生的創造精神等。可是他在製度上的政府壟斷、放任自流、和體製僵化,學時短、沒有競爭機製、由學生居住的地區決定上哪一所學校,高額教育投資,還有老師的鐵飯碗,都在John Stossel炮轟的範圍之內:

American high school students fizzle in international comparisons, placing well behind other countries, even poorer countries like Poland, the Czech Republic and South Korea. American kids do pretty well when they enter public school, but as time goes on, the worse they do. Why?

School officials complain that they need more money, but as Stossel reports, most of the countries that outperform us spend less per student than we do. There are many factors that contribute to failure in school, but according to some, foremost is the government’s monopoly over the school system, which means that most parents don't get to choose where to send their children. In other countries, choice fosters competition, and competition improves performance.

看起來,這教育也象圍城:城裏的想出來,城外的想進去。

中國式的考試製度,美國人正羨慕的緊呢!

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