Education System Fallacy

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Last Edited: February 13, 2018

The Education System Fallacy appears in today’s Tux Reports Editorials. For the past several decades, a relatively few politicians and educators have led a growing chorus of media and citizens saying that the United States education system is inadequate for 21st century life, if it’s not broken. The term education system is at best a way to simplify discussions about a complex set of things people do in the name of trying to make the world more as they want it.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in The Encyclopedia of Education (1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for TuxReports.com.