The system is getting in the way.
Sir Ken Robinson has counseled education leaders all over the world. He’s seen what works and what doesn’t. And there’s a lot we can do in the United States — and in other countries — to improve.
Take standardization and competition. We’re mass-producing lessons and units for the masses, and we’re pitting student against student, school against school, country against country. (Have you seen the PISA rankings?)
It’s just not working, Sir Ken told the audience at the MACUL Conference in Detroit, Michigan, and it’s time for an overhaul.
Sir Ken Robinson’s insight into the education system is spot on. I can’t believe that testing in America is bigger business than the NFL or the movie industry!