A one-size-fits-all method; that's the problem in K12.

It is impossible to teach a student any better, who has already learned the lesson; or is unready for the lesson.

The one possible solution?

Change to a method that becomes more and more perfect for each.

School districts become orders of magnitude more organizationally intelligent

Instead of a small group centrally planning the learning using a follow-the-schedule method — the I‑o method leads out the individual ability of thousands of students to wisely use more and more autonomy to better plan their own learning, just right for each.

The school system becomes newly fertile to innovation.

Instead of staying static since 1913, when the current method was adopted, not only are educators allowed and even more, encouraged to work on the system, they have learned how to work at the level of the organization.

Whatever flaws there are in the I‑o method that we propose, can be remedied by many knowledgeable practitioners.

Biggest obstacle? A belief (maybe yours).

Too many believe the school system cannot be fixed because the problem isn't in the school system. Too many, incorrectly believe the problem is outside, in society, in demographics.

The belief is that relative wealth and poverty is cause & effect of learning outcomes — that belief is the biggest obstacle.

Wealth and poverty are indeed correlated with learning outcomes.

But for 6-8 hours a day students are in school.

Something happens over the 6-8 hours students spend each day in school — and that causes an effect.

This is not mere correlation. Ipso facto, what happens in school is cause & effect...of what happens in school.

Let's talk about what causes an effect in school.

The cause & effect of poor learning outcomes is school district' use of a brilliant follow-the-schedule method for production, which causes bad effects when misapplied to education.

It is impossible to teach a student any better, who has already learned the lesson; or is unready for the lesson.

  • Those students who are ahead and bored are not learning while sitting in a desk.

    This causes less learning.

  • Those students who are behind are listening to what they are not ready to learn.

    This causes some students to fall more behind the more years they spend in public school.

A one-size-fits-all, follow-the-schedule method can never work in education because — and this is a fact — students are each unique.

Further, attempting to solve the wrong problem and an impossible problem — get students who are all unique to fit into a one-size-fits-all, follow-the-schedule method — makes fixing the school system seem impossible.

Bottom line: the follow-the-schedule method is the cause of a very bad effect.

The one possible solution?

Change to a method that becomes more and more perfect for each.

Change the method to cause the desired effect — during the 6-8 hours students are in school.

You can help

The biggest obstacle? A mere belief.

It turns out that reality is much more beautiful than an incorrect belief.

Why not ask your school board member to talk with us?

They have nothing to lose but problems in their school district and we as a society have a lot go gain.