Some flava and response:
|It's not us. It's you!|
"This is an underlying reason for student disengagement; high-performing students are forced to learn things that don’t challenge them." Challenges? You want challenges? Come to my classroom, little lambs. I'll show you nice and fast the paltriness of the standards to which you've been held so far. Say buh-bye to all those Hindenburg-sized grades you've been getting. Then you'll be "engaged." Ever considered, I dunno, plain old hard work -- you know, like your employer will expect of you in the real world?
"This process does for students what we have continually failed to do in education – allows them to be autonomous in pursuing their passions. Replacing examinations removes the pressure from a student to conform to what is being examined." In other words, here are the keys, inmates. Have fun "validating your passions." You don't need to know any of that "stuff" as long as you can finger paint. Again, your real world employer will appreciate this immensely. Tell them I said hi.
"In order to create an all-encompassing student experience, we must recognize the diversity in thought and learning that can be gained by including NGOs, private organizations and the public in the schooling process. It often unnerves people when they think of third party influences on schools, but the reality is that students are already exposed to everything from propaganda to partisan politics." Crowdsourcing education -- what could go wrong?Strel, help! Bring your best, cuz we need it.
The whole toilet-bowl full, twice around and tapered at both ends. [Full article.]