A British perspective on the American education system

In a feature in The Independent, Andrew Gumbel, whose 6-year-old son attends school in California, explores the link between America's public education system and its citizens' view of themselves and the world. Gumbel criticizes U.S. public schools' homogenized social studies curriculum, which he believes focuses too much on domestic events, lacks seriousness and doesn't foster critical thought.

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