A Second, Parallel Strategy
One Student at a Time
"schools must be relatively small because students and teachers must know each other well if education is to be personalized." Wolk
"standardization is the antithesis of personalization" Wolk
@anderscj They do deserve it. But what happens when the resources (man power) are unavailable. Whoops. McKneely :P
@MsBisOnline that is why we need school redesign and not school reform
Many Pathways to Success
@anderscj welcome back
@pammoran I only took one night off from this. But thanks anyway.
"Unlike tracking, pathways give students a say in their own education and a chance to discover and pursue their passions." Wolk
Life to Text
"In general, however, we tend to learn best when we have a practical reason to." Wolk
"Real-life learning doesn't always have to happen outside of school; good teachers can bring it into the classroom." Wolk
It's the Work That Counts
"The question is whether authentic, performance-based assessments are compatible with common standards and a common curriculum." Wolk
Start Them Early
A New Role for Teachers
"High-quality teachers, whatever their specialty, have to be continuous learners, just as they expect their students to be." Wolk
A Matter of Choice
"For a national voucher program to be justifiable, the demand would presumably exceed supply, and the result would likely be chaotic." Wolk
"A charter school that is simply a conventional school with a different form of governance undermines the purpose of chartering." Wolk
"It is illogical to pass chartering laws and then adopt policies that stifle them." Wolk
"Affluent families already have a choice. The 'tuition' they pay to attend suburban schools is the price of a house in that district." Wolk
@anderscj Wolk looks to have some fascinating ideas, Is the book at the Rochester public library?
@mnphysicist It's a great book. Real new too and lots of references to MN schools. Doubt the Rochester Public Library has it yet though.
@anderscj The chapter on charter schools seems to really aligned with today, scarily so. I'll have to see if MNLInk has it
@DianeRavitch Have you read Ronald Wolk's Wasting Minds? Wondering what your thoughts are on it. He calls you to the floor on charters.
@anderscj We disagree.
Schools for Digital Natives
"more often than not, virtual schools and cyber schools are essentially traditional schools on the Internet." Wolk
"If schools cannot change fast enough to keep pace with the advances in learning technologies, learning will leave schooling behind." Wolk
Can We Get There from Here?
"Except for organized religion, no social institution has changed less in the past century than public education." Wolk