Competency based education tested in DC schools

11 Nov

An article in The Washington Post reports on a test of competency based education in the DC schools.

I think this is a good thing, there is a substantial body of evidence suggesting the value of behavioral approaches to education. Unlike other approaches that make teachers into the problem, behavioral approaches give teachers the skills they need to help children. Teacher are treated as partners, not problems:

“Inside the Washington school system the competency curriculum has drawn virtually no criticism, and it has been warmly supported by the Washington Teachers Union, whose representatives helped draw it up.”

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