COVID-19 Exposes Imprudence of Age-Based School Structure
June 17, 2020
By Siri Fiske
Many K-12 schools have been closed for over two months -- and people are understandably panicking about students "falling behind." Parents are frantically downloading curricula and buying workbooks off the shelves for homeschooling. District administrators are uncertain which grade levels to place students in this fall.
Americans are right to worry. But this wouldn't be such a problem if the education system made one systemic change.
The current education system is a relic of the Industrial Revolution. Education expert Sir Ken Robinson famously critiqued how we group students...