I wrote a brief rant/essay over at medium in which I ask: is education policy broken? Here’s an excerpt from the post:
…We implement new concepts [in school systems] without even waiting to see the results of the initial intervention of the first one[s]. We ignore what the research tells us and continue doing more of the same. The trend is that of policy not supporting interventions, no matter how effective, so naturally, when I look at policy, I feel frustrated. My desire to stay optimistic demands that I look for examples of exception in our country…
If you’re interested, you can read the rest of my post here.
P.S. – A lesson plan for teaching about Nelson Mandela, and the movie Invictus