Paula Kaufman: Japanese teachers’ lament instructive to Americans
By Paula Kaufman
American teachers often complain about overwork and a test-crazed culture. I agree that we are heading in the wrong direction, but while things could be better for our teachers, they could also be worse. Japan is case study of what could happen when a country slips too far in one direction.
In many regards, the Japanese education system works. Literacy rates are some of the...