In episode three, Dan and Ed explain their objections to the cookie-cutter (standardization) approaches corporations and many high profile non-educators have forced on education.
These groups intentionally bypass the proven advances of the past which revolved around educators spending time with students, learning how they learn, and working to understand the progression which best drives student engagement and retention.
They are damaging children and replacing the concept of education with inculcation.
In the future is teaching to be based on inculcation? If so, who has the right to identify the “facts” which are force-fed using tests to determine what is taught? How did this takeover of instruction come about?
Dan discusses some of the history behind the standardization movement.