As Senior Education Fellow Kerry McDonald points out, our current school model was established at the beginning of the Industrial Age. It was created to prepare students to spend their lives working in a factory.
But in today’s Imagination Age, this model is actually hurting the students it is supposed to be teaching. Students who need to be learning about critical thinking and experimentation are instead just taught to pass standardized tests.
Kerry McDonald believes that unschooling, or Self-Directed Education is the answer. Read her article in FEE to learn more.