Air Date: 5–29-2023
Today, we take a look at some of the fundamental problems with our education system and explore alternatives to spark ideas for improvement.
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Ch. 11: Final comments on why it's possible to improve an education system without replacing it
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Description: Photo of an empty classroom, rows of desks with blue, red and green chairs and a large blackboard on the back wall. Sunlight is shining in from unseen windows.
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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