Currently, public education is defined/financed/played-out/victimized via 500+ (too much) policies per district. If all i’s are dotted and all t’s crossed, according to those policies, the government/powers that be – grant you funding. (That comes from public taxes.)
If all i’s are not dotted and all t’s are not crossed, (a ginormous) part of potential funding/resources are spent on investigation of unmet policies.
So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. – Bucky
Perhaps, we are focusing too much time/energy/people/resources on these policies/inspectors and the breaking/surveilling/maintaining of these policies.
Two policies in particular, feed into most other policies, because they initiate/perpetuate the system’s foundational idea/concept/policy of
Perhaps, in order to simplify the redefinition, we focus on just these two (seat time and test scores) in order to affect a global systemic change.
[Rather than the current mode of redefinition/reform/re-whatever, as seen when ie: a charter school seeks to break away from the 500+ policies. They are told/believed/forced to replace any policy they don’t want to abide by. Cementing the ridiculous number of policies. Which, perhaps, is the thing that keeps getting in the way, the mounds of policy itself.]
We propose, rather than drowning in the (often in-humane) data of seat time, and in the (often non-legit) data of test scores, we focus on two simple things/convos that could turn our world upside down:
1. attachment – everyone is meeting with a small group – everyday for 30-60 min
2. authenticity – everyone is talking to themselves – everyday for 10 sec – hours [into app – imagine the networking/connecting data potential via a mere 10 sec each, everyday, from everyone in your city]
Now/then, public education would/will be defined/financed/played out via 2 policies per district.
…the government/powers that be – grant you funding. (That comes from public taxes.)
if equity is everyone getting a go every day.. redefining public education becomes revolution of everyday life.. aka: global equity
perhaps all the i’s and all the t’s ness.. boils down to it ness.
it – is not about fixing school, or fixing the economy, or …
it’s about fixing us.