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Is the Factory Education Model to out of date for the 21st Century?

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Personal Perspective

As a former teacher, I would say yes! I believe that teachers have the most powerful job and the most important one in the world. I believe that we should be the ones adapting models and adjusting them accordingly to what our kids, families, and the environment needs. Teachers are the ones on the front line, but instead of being critical thinkers and problem solvers themselves, they are expected to follow the model put in place for them. As a former teacher, I have experienced the challenges, difficulty, and unprecedented current educational system and I know it doesn’t work.  As Audre Watters quotes in her article:Image title


“What do I mean when I talk about transformational productivity reforms that can also boost student outcomes? Our K–12 system largely still adheres to the century-old, industrial-age factory model of education. A century ago, maybe it made sense to adopt seat-time requirements for graduation and pay teachers based on their educational credentials and seniority. Educators were right to fear the large class sizes that prevailed in many schools. But the factory model of education is the wrong model for the 21st century.” –US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (2010)”

What do you think?

Check out the articles oncor the history of the US educational system:

http://http://hackeducation.com/2015/04/25/factory-model


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Manuel Quiros

My name is Manny Quiros, I’m a real estate professional in the “Disney Area”, I have lived in this area since 1999 and have called this area my home and place my wife and I to raise our three wo....

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