A mid the disaster that has unfolded as a result of Covid’s assault on society and schools, there is opportunity to rebuild better by altering the fundamental assumptions undergirding our present-day schooling model.
That reinvention starts with educators. Although there are many obstacles over which educators have little control, administrators and teachers have an opportunity right now to reconceive what they are trying to accomplish and create a more supportive model that allows them to better serve each child.
Too often the debates around improving schooling get stuck in a zero-sum framing where for every winner there must be a loser. But the reality is that there are many more losers in our current education system than winners. By moving to a positive-sum system and a mindset of abundance rather than scarcity, we can transform that system into one that benefits both the haves and have-nots in our society.