Every nine seconds, a student drops out of school. Why? For a majority, school isn’t relevant. The education system isn’t broken — it’s doing exactly what it was intended to do so — create compliant cogs in machines. It’s outdated. It’s dangerous. And it’s suppressing millions of children around the country. This McSchool model of forcing facts into kids’ brains is not only unhealthy, it’s failing kids and our future.
We engage in an interview with Nikhil Goyal, who, while plugging his new book One Size Does Not Fit All, will offer his timely and provocative suggestions for transforming American schools.