While education does play an equalizer within the world, attaining that holy grail is harder than it seems, especially in low-income under-resourced communities. As much as we would like to think that education for one is education for all, the fact of the matter is that the system has various gaps that continue to hinder the future leaders of tomorrow. To help alleviate this problem, the first step is recognition. Understanding and internalizing the systemic educational gap in a holistic and openminded manner can help highlight the major hurdles we as a nation must fix in order to create that transitive change. As much as we can continue to throw financial funding at the matter, we have to recognize money isn’t the problem. Instead, the problem lies within the qualities and restrains teachers and educators alike have to face on a day by day basis.
In this video, McShane lays out a compelling case for education reform that encourages wiser use of technology and a “marketplace of education options” that can help today’s students succeed in tomorrow’s economy.
For his new book, “Education and Opportunity,” Michael Q. McShane proposes a market-based approach to revitalizing failing American schools — one that fosters innovation and encourages competition via school choice, education savings accounts, and charter schools. But as with any sector of the economy that moves from a public monopoly to market-led solutions, smart stabilization and support from other institutions are essential for making a decentralized school system effective.