The Student Production Line

The factory model of education came into vogue in the 19th century.  Students began to fill classrooms and teachers became drastically outnumbered introducing the challenge of quality in schools.  Though it may seem that the solution is smaller classrooms and more teachers, this is an ideal to which the world may never return.  Needless to say, the current situation is that the student-teacher ratio in most educational environments are well over 20-1.  The factory model is here to stay because given this proportion, it is the only way to ensure quality. However, there is a huge disconnect in the factory model as it is applied to education.  In a car… Read More

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