If some students, families, and communities begin the game having written the rule book, others having access to it, and others being ignorant of it, then some students, families, and communities will win, others will pass, and still others will loose.
Why is there only one rule book and only some winners?
Continue reading Can’t win the game if you don’t know the rules
Schools, as we know them today, were born in a time when economies and societies depended on agriculture rather than service and manufacturing. In the 19th century one-room multi-grade schoolhouses served small close-knit communities that were self-reliant and shared a common identity. At this point schools tended to be governed by a single trustee; often the same person who taught.
Continue reading Do schools promote teaching and learning or bureaucrating and administrating?