Caitlin Flanagan At The Atlantic: ‘Cultivating Failure’

Full piece here.

About the Chez Panisse, Alice Waters, grow-your-own garden-progressive education movement, Flanagan asks:

‘What evidence do we have that participation in one of these programs—so enthusiastically supported, so uncritically championed—improves a child’s chances of doing well on the state tests that will determine his or her future (especially the all-important high-school exit exam) and passing Algebra I, which is becoming the make-or-break class for California high-school students?”

Perhaps very little.  And as for California’s budget mess and bogged down, aimless legislature…is this the way out?

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