Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Future of Schools

Should we break up large factory style schools?

Bill Gates found out that larger schools do have some advantages namely choice of classes. What they lack is the individualized student attention.

Now we have two choices we can make smaller schools and use technology to offer the wide variety of choices students can find in larger schools.

Or we can have larger schools with a better administrative structure. More of a decentralized structure al le Napoleon. With better teachers who have the knowledge, resources, and power to make positive changes.

I'm thinking it would be easier to do the former. Simply because the infrastructure building is cheaper, but also because the advantages can be given to any size school.



Henry Cate said...

I'm curious, what do you think of vouchers?

Brendan said...

Vouchers are a band aide dreamed up to pacify the public while our education system withers and dies.

All vouchers seem to do is move money from a one school to another (and not enough money at that).

It's reducing the resources for the school that needs it and attempting to create an overcrowding problem at another school.

No the fix for education is to change our view of education not move money around randomly.