U.S. education policy poised to copy the worst aspects of Chinese education (high-stakes testing, drill/rote emphasis) even as they hurry to encourage American-style creativity & innovation in their students. I agree with much of the article, although I think repetition through exercises and drills have their place in learning in math, music, and maybe language learning. And that until America abandons the culture of anti-intellectualism and values academics over athletics, teachers will not be respected the same way they are in other countries.
U.S. Education in Chinese Lockstep? Bad Move. – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The education systems in China and the United States not only are headed in opposite directions, but are aiming at exactly what the other system is trying to give up.