What is the right problem?


attempting to get unique students to fit into a one-size-fits-all method is the wrong problem and an impossible problem


we must determine: What is the problem of the-one and the-many? such that if we solved that, it would remedy K12 public schooling.

The problem of the-one and the-many in K12

Too many students aren't yet wise and responsible enough to use the autonomy they need to learn to their own unique ability.

And, many students do not possess the skill to plan their own learning.

This feeds directly into the cause & effect theory of the I-o method.


The-one adult in the classroom has only one mouth.  The-many students are each unique.

Therefore, we must provide students (more and more) autonomy so students (more and more) can learn to their own unique ability. There is no way around this.

And yet, doing so has never worked. It has been tried several times over decades, with and without technology.

The reason: too many students are not yet wise and responsible enough to use the autonomy responsibly. Instead, students text, talk, jump on the internet...

You see the problem.

Notice: technology not only cannot solve this problem. Indeed, technology exacerbates the problem.

If you have not already done so

review each of the other pages in Method theory for a good introduction to schoolio's proposal.