There’s a lot of talk about “failing schools” according to the criteria in No Child Left Behind. And of course, there’s a lot of subjective measurement that’s a bit trickier to quantify what makes a school great.
I propose something a bit different. A School of Failure. It would look something like this:
Daydreaming would be encouraged.
“Why not?” would be heard as often as “Why?”Taking initiative would be encouraged. Failure is welcomed. And wildly cheered.
Standardized tests and grades are thought to be irrelevant.
Teachers would shine as mentors and coaches, not cogs.
Yep, by today’s measurements, this would be a school of failure.
I’d enroll my kids in a minute.