Tuesday, August 5, 2014

See that classroom--kiss it good-bye

Some of our cherished educational models are already morphing. Not everyone heads for college or even tries to. Some kids are home schooled. People sitting in little desks in a row and someone talking is becoming obsolete.

People learn by hearing--by seeing--by doing--by being shown. Different styles.

Margaret Spellings, president of the George W. Bush Library, was Secy of Edu from 2005-2009.

Classrooms, she says, will go the way of physical banks with tellers.

Parents will control the flow of data to their children. A la carte--not fixed price.

Trouble reading--that will be recognized right away. Great in math--bring on more math!

Teachers will contract to get a job done--they will not be employees of a school system.

Employers will play a bigger role in credentialing people and getting what they want in them.

Change change change.

Sigh. I guess it's good.

Someone let that kid out, please.

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