Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach | MindShift

Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach | MindShift

By on Mar 13, 2015

Zhao says he embraces the underlying goal—to even the playing field for all children—but notes that inequities have been apparent for a long time. Furthermore, he believes that serving the best interest of all students requires a very different approach that starts with a paradigm shift in how we view education. Attempts to standardize individual student outcomes are an unhelpful, if not downright harmful, way to promote the development of human beings, he says. Instead, “we need to start with the individual child, instead of what others think [that child] should become.”

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