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Old School

Over on a progressive-educator group blog called Cooperative Catalyst, Kirsten Olson, author of Wounded by Schools, wonders why the "industrial model" of schooling so stubbornly persists despite being commonly seen as dysfunctional and outmoded. Do we continue to believe, she wonders (among nine other possible explanations she lists), that "human beings require a lot of prodding, management and shaming to learn things?"

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