We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to activists and parents—to look beyond laws, politics, and funding and imagine a utopian system of learning. They went back to the drawing board—and the chalkboard—to build an educational Garden of Eden. We’re publishing their answers to one question each day this week. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length.
Today’s assignment: The Classification. What impact do students’ individual abilities have on their education?
This is the sixth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content,homework, teachers, and classrooms.