From the article, “It’s true that we’ve utterly failed to update our education model since we were an agrarian-industrial society at the turn of the 20th century. The school day is segmented into subjects as segregated from each other as stations on an assembly line. Memorization, not critical thought, masquerades as learning. Students as young as 7 or 8 are subjected to a deluge of tests to quantify their every ingestion of information. Even devoted teachers who strive to nurture each child’s personal passions and strengths find themselves constrained by our assessment-obsessed system, which values sterile rankings over hearts and minds….Where are creativity, innovation and passion supposed to emerge in such a rigid routine? This is not what life looks like in the real world — only in school.”

Why Christie’s School ‘Fix’ Is Misguided