Getting Rid of the Factory Model


A great editorial in The New York Times this past Friday points out how our antiquated model of education– based on factory production– is a major obstacle to improving public schools.   Countries with the very best systems have adapted to the information revolution.  They approach teaching as a profession, akin to medicine or law, complete with rigorous standards, long-term apprenticeships, and collaborative knowledge building.  It’s the teachers, and the teaching, that matters.  Our current system doesn’t allow teachers to shine.

I attended graduate school with the author of the piece, Jal Mehta.   Read the editorial in full here: Teachers: Will We Ever Learn?

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