A shift in authority to school leaders falls short
Centralized enrollment matches students and schools of choice
In some school systems, teachers can network and support each other in the effort to radically remake the classroom.
Teachers tend to rely on their colleagues for advice. That’s understandable, but it means that teachers have little assurance of a product’s effectiveness.
Even in schools committed to personalized learning, teachers often told us they weren’t sure what they were supposed to be doing to personalize learning, or even why they were personalizing learning in the first place.
Principals and teachers trying to personalize their students’ learning are charged with radically reimagining the classroom. Without support, leaders are easily overwhelmed and implementation can fail to get off the ground.
Personalized learning will not help students if they are working with content that is below their capacity.