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Are Americans getting dumber? Our math skills are falling . Our reading skills are weakening . Our children have become less literate than children in many developed countries. But the crisis in American education may be more than a matter of sliding rankings on world educational performance scales. #### WIRED OPINION. ##### About. David Edwards is a professor at. Harvard University and the founder of [Le Laboratoire]( Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist. To become a chef, a lawyer, a philosopher or an engineer, has always been a matter of learning what these professionals do, how and why they do i... Full story

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