The book, released Sept. 15, analyzes the success of Chinese schools and finds that U.S. education reformers are drawing the wrong lessons. He issues a warning to U.S. education reformers about operating under what he calls “the spell of authoritarianism.” Yong Zhao gave me permission to publish the introduction to his book. Here it is:
A very interesting commentary about Common Core...read at the link but the following paragraph sums up common core in a simple but very profound way...
Americans failed to recognize those benign-looking tests as a Trojan horse—with a dangerous ghost inside. That ghost, authoritarianism, sees education as a way to instill in all students the same knowledge and skills deemed valuable by the authority.