Thursday, November 5, 2015

You just cannot incrementally improve the existing K-12 education structure

Just read: The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades | MindShift | KQED News

Another day, another attempt by well-meaning educational professionals to close achievement gaps is shot full of holes.

One of the reasons I'm pressing for a new K-12 structure is that every time you turn around, anything we've "tweaked" in the past or any interventions used to "plug the holes" turns out to be just another problem in a long list of problems. The 1890's school structure has got to go and a basic new structure must be designed and built around the all-important, teacher-student learning relationship (without all the interfering obstacles beginning with calendars, clocks grade levels and vertical curricular designs).

We're on our way.