Recently, in an exclusive interview with CXO Magazine, Mr. Horn shared his insights on the transformation of K12 education landscape over the years, his professional background, the inspiration behind his books, and much more. The following excerpts are taken from the interview.
How has the K12 education landscape transformed over the last five years and where is it heading now?
Coming out of the pandemic, there’s no question that digital learning has become far more widespread. Millions and millions of children all over the world learn through technology as part of their day. The question of course is has the adoption of technology made learning more learner-centered. My sense of the answer to that question is ‘not really’ in most parts of our formal education systems. But there are pockets. We see many more microschools and other small, community-driven education efforts that are really putting students at the center and pushing the bounds of what we think schools and education might look like—and I hope our formal education systems will learn from what they have done.