What makes reinventing school so hard?
NOVEMBER 28, 2023
What makes reinventing school so hard? Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not just inadequate funding or uninspired leadership. Schools operate in ‘value networks’—a web of external influences that shape their priorities. Think state agencies, students’ families, employee unions, etc. The value networks of most schools push them to prioritize things like covering state standards, preparing students for college, and offering all the things we’ve come to expect from the “typical”