A new school system "recipe"
Children are born with the drive to create and learn.
It's a force of nature.
Channel that drive – and our public school system becomes a limitless treasury.
That day is close.
In fact, the instant students are Self-Driven and progressing enough
to catch up, keep up or go ahead – the system is working.
The root cause of the school system crisis
There is no such thing as "the school system" per se. A school district is an organization for accomplishing 'education work'. Thus far there has not been an effective 'Work Operating System' available for 'education work' and so school districts have done the best they can with 'Work Operating System' which is only effective for tangible work such as production or service work.
Think of the 'Work Operating System' as a recipe. If a good baker is forced to use a bad cake recipe, it is that recipe which is the cause and effect of the horrible cake, not the baker. Punishing the baker to do a "better job" of following the bad cake recipe won't help, nor would substituting bakers.
Every cake recipe is perfectly designed to get cake it gets.
"Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets."
The 'Work Operating System' chosen unconsciously by default today is The Taylor System, which was consciously chosen beginning in 1913 after a tremendous amount of public pressure brought by muckraking journalists to use a method which was proven overwhelming successful in agriculture, mining and manufacturing.
The teaching schedule is a feature of the The Taylor System, as is the periodic testing ("inspection").
We have come to believe (incorrectly) that tests assess teacher performance. Note however, that the annual performance of the overall school district rarely varies significantly. Why? It is the 'Work Operating System' which is cause and effect of the results. Tests measure system performance more than teacher performance.
It is the 'Work Operating System' – much like a recipe – which is the cause and effect of the bad results in public schools today. The same people can do a very good job with a 'Work Operating System' which is effective for 'education work'.
How can schoolio help?
The list of available 'Work Operating Systems' is short. Some work for production and service and retail and different types of knowledge work, but no extant system is effective for 'education work'. To fill this gap Robert Caveney, schoolio's founder, invented a method to cause the effect we want in 'education work'.
schoolio can help with knowledge of how to knowledgeably apply the new 'Work Operating System' to 'education work' – and then – with technology to apply the knowledge faster.
The benefits include a working school system. Plus:
In fact, your system will achieve higher quality with lower costs, while putting more teachers to work, because with a very low dropout rate, there are more students to teach.