Changing how we think about education

 “What do you as a school community believe about how learning happens? What’s required for that to happen?” he said. “It’s taking those answers and saying, OK, are we doing that? And in most schools, the answer is, we’re not. At least not to any scale or any consistency. And that’s where the first shift has to happen.”

It can be difficult to pin Richardson down on what specific techniques or organizational systems could be used or implemented to improve the public education system, since every student, classroom, school, district, and state has different needs

Will Richardson


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Conclusion: Leadership required

Well-established American institutions and traditions, like comprehensive four-year high schools, are not easily reimagined, but they must be. Can traditional high school schedules flex to free up student time for applied learning? Can a more efficient funding model allow money to follow students to a range of activities and providers? Can higher education adapt entrance requirements to allow for skill-based training in K–12? What are effective ways to engage the business community, and how much ownership do they need for these efforts to be successful? What new information systems and parent support mechanisms are needed, and who will provide these functions?

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