How Industry Influences the American Classroom (Smithsonian)

The absence of a centralized or national curriculum, such as those used in the U.K., France and Germany, leaves the U.S. education system open to the influence of business leaders and philanthropists (witness Bill and Melinda Gates). Smithsonian magazine takes a closer look at how what’s taught in the classroom has always been informed by American industry in its special report, “The Business of American Business is Education.”

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