Educational Reform Failing K-12 Students, Educator Says by Victor M. Inzunza:
it’s turned itself into a one-size-fits-all, mass-production system where the individual needs of young people are often overlooked to the detriment of their learning.
Applying Deming’s ideas to education is a challenge (it is not as simple as applying the ideas in another business – some additional thought is needed to see how ideas apply to education systems) but very worthwhile. David Langford has done some great work in applying Deming’s ideas to education.
Related: education related posts – Quality in Our Schools – K-12 (kindergarten though high school) quality improvement links – Applying Total Quality Management Principles To Secondary Education, Mt. Edgecumbe High School, Sitka, Alaska by Kathleen Cotton – Feel Bad Education by Alfie Kohn