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Competing Models for Public Education: Which Model is Best?


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Competing Models for Public Education: Which Model is Best?

Robert Freeman

Cultures live by their models. They die by them as well. Ulysses spawned ancient Greece. Horatio Alger defined rags-to-riches America. Rambo epitomized the 1980's.

When it comes to education, our models are not people but, rather, ideas. Our seeming schizophrenia about education can be understood as the struggle between two different models, two competing sets of ideas.