The news that six Jefferson County high schools were among the 10 lowest-performing public schools in Kentucky is bound to ignite the usual back and forth debate about academic achievement, standardized testing and teacher performance.
When the state’s Department of Education has announced that the schools will face an audit that could result in major restructuring, and JCPS officials immediately rejected the “failing school” label.
If a national debate about public education is pending, perhaps this animation adapted from a speech delivered by Sir Ken Robinson, a world-renowned education and creativity expert, will shed some light on the subject. It challenges conventional wisdom on all sides and shakes things up a bit, because there are basic perceptions about academics and intelligence and teaching that we are leaving unchecked.
And Robinson concludes it’s an outdated system that won’t serve us well in the 21st Century.
Check it out (h/t New Albany Confiential):