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Elliot Washor, Co-Director
  • Education is one of the few fields, and perhaps the only system, that neither changes its standards nor the way it measures those standards as society transforms.
  • Despite the fact that only 19% of US workers report using basic algebra, we continue to use Algebra 2 as a gatekeeper for college admissions.
  • Our current system is set up to have a laser-like focus on standards that might not even be telling us what we most want to know about how our students are doing.

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Elliot Washor, Co-Director
  • Can students get credit for being off-track from the standard measures? Are the schools adapting to the students or is it the other way around?
  • I’m flooding you with anecdotes to show these stories aren’t anomalies. They are completely natural. And, they shouldn’t be ignored.

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