while trying ti improve education is a good thing, it is common sense that change for the sake of change can be bad. i dont see this program lasting too long.
when the elementary and middle-school students come back next fall, there won’t be any grade levels – or traditional grades, for that matter
On one recent day, that included a quiz on telling time. Namba has the student who received the only perfect score help some of the others. “Cristian knows how to tell time,” he says. “He’s available to help others.”
so instead of teaching the smart kid something new, they have him do the teachers job for them?
Scheduling is a big one. It’s also unclear what will happen if large numbers of kids arrive in high school still unable to demonstrate proficiency in certain subjects, like math, and a bottleneck gets created. Since no student can move forward without a “B” equivalent, it’s also essentially impossible for students to have lower than a 3.0 GPA, which could be a challenge to explain to colleges.
this bottleneck idea is where i see the biggest problem coming in.