With all the changes that have occurred in the last 50 years in the US, and a new wave of public and private funding, it is no longer possible to say that the education system is as free as it once was.
There is a new focus on what is most important to our children, the very foundations that are being put in place to ensure that we have an education system that is the best possible for them.
The United States is home to some of the highest rates of school dropout in the world, as well as one of the lowest rates of graduation rates.
The new emphasis on humanism and human flourishing has led to a new approach to teaching.
In the next two years, students will be able to choose from a range of learning materials, from reading and writing to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
In this article, we will look at how these approaches are being applied in the education arena.
This article originally appeared on Next Big Ideas.
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