It’s impossible to embark on a radical redesign of education without first identifying and momentarily suspending our most basic (and usually unexamined) assumptions about what’s happening in schools.

The illustration embedded here identifies some of our current, commonly held, largely unexamined assumptions about education. Each of them has, over time, served to carry us toward an apocalyptic future of routinized logical gaps and debilitating policies.

If the dominant educational paradigm is saddled with apparently benign educational practices and left to ride, mounted on these flawed assumptions, might it not be time to turn away the horsemen?


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