About a month ago I had an interview with Lewis Kelley at Unlimited Magazine. A portion of the interview, called The Future of Education, was published yesterday, along with interviews with two other “leading education thinkers.”
Here’s a short excerpt from the interview …
“I’m not optimistic that real change is going to happen from within education. I think education is kind of a behemoth. It’s an interconnected system, and any kind of interconnected system is really hard to shift. You can push on parts of the system, but they still have to align with the rest of the system. You can’t push too far.
We can’t radically change our curriculum because that would affect the students coming in and the students going out. K-12 can’t radically change their curriculum without affecting their students’ ability to do well in college, and college can’t radically change its curriculum because students would be coming in out of K-12 and not prepared.
We can’t move unless everybody moves together, and that’s the thing that I think is particularly rough. But …”