Fiscal cliff talks: One lousy civics lesson for students

(Charles Dharapak – AP)

The parties to the “fiscal cliff” negotiations — namely Congress and the Obama administration — have presented U.S. students with one lousy lesson in civics while violating the principles of cooperative learning and failing to follow good work/study habits.

One or both of the parties have procrastinated, blown deadlines, failed to set a timetable for getting their work done, engaged in name calling and scare tactics, refused to compromise for the good of the country, exaggerated or outright lied, blown their budget, failed to be transparent and show their work, and thoughtlessly ruined everybody’s holiday vacation.

Grade: F



Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.
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