Education and Culture 26 (2):52-64 (2010)
In the current era of accountability, standardization has become the norm. From state mandated standards to district scripted curriculum, the individual child has been lost at the hands of removed politicians and administrators. Teachers have lost the freedom to individualize their classrooms to meet the needs of their students, and instead they contribute daily to the mass production line that we call "American education." As a result of No Child Left Behind, education now lacks the element of personalization necessary to create meaningful learning experiences for students. There is currently a dire need for reform that revisits a child-centered approach to teaching and learning, as suggested by philosopher John ..
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