The Factory Model of Education: What is it and is it Still Viable in Today’s Ever Evolving World?

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In today’s episode, I tell the story of how the modern public education system was created and why the system is set up the way it is today.
Below you will find the full show notes and reference list for Episode 2 of The State of Education Podcast, presented by One-Room Education.

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Question of the Week:

What do you think about the reasoning behind the creation of the modern education system in America? Did it make you look back at your own education any differently?

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The Factory Model of Education:
What is it and is it Still Viable in Today’s Ever Evolving World?
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Show Notes

Welcome back to The State of Education, presented by One-Room Education.  Join me as I take a moderately deep dive into the subjects taught in modern schools and the reasoning behind them. I’ll also be providing some practical reforms to help ensure a more prosperous future for our children.

Today we’re going to be discussing:

  • How the modern American education system was established and by whom.
  • The evolution of the modern education system in America and why it is the way it is today.
  • Why you should care/need to know this stuff.

Today I will attempt to answer those age-old questions every student has asked at least once in class, “why am I here?” and “why do I have to learn this?  I’m never going to use it in my real life!”  Well, good news!  It’s not just you and it really doesn’t make sense for you from an overall economic standpoint either.  

Don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you hanging with a bunch of bad news and cynicism.  I’m going to offer some of my thoughts on ways that we can better equip our youth to not just succeed, but thrive in an ever-evolving economic environment.  The solutions I present go far beyond the classroom and employment. They help to equip students with the skills they need to succeed in all aspects of their lives, to help preserve and grow freedom and prosperity for all future generations.

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  • Becker, Sascha O., et al. 4556th ed., IZA, Bonn, Germany, 2009, pp. 1–A7, Catch Me If You Can: Education and Catch-up in the Industrial Revolution, Accessed Jan. 2022.


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