As you read this, students all over the country are sitting for state standardized exams. Schools spend up to 40% of the year on test prep, so that, shall we say, no child is left behind.
Schools used to be gatekeepers of knowledge, and memorization was key to success. Thus, we measured students’ abilities to regurgitate facts and formulas. Not anymore.
As Seth Godin writes, “If there’s information that can be recorded, widespread digital access now means that just about anyone can look it up.
We don’t need a human being standing next to us to lecture us on how to find the square root of a number.”
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