Brendan Mayer wrote in The Lawlor Review about competency-based learning for liberal arts college and interviewed Michael for the article.
“Competency-based education changes the emphasis for students,”explains Michael Horn, co-founder and distinguished fellow at the Christensen Institute. “The system is currently a sorting system. ‘She wasn’t good enough for physics so that’s why she failed.’ In a CBE system, the professor is more of a coach and advocate and spends the time it takes a student to get there. The education becomes much more [about] mastering the material.”