A common complaint is that education is too slow to change and react. That’s arguably true in some instances but also arguably as much a benefit as a problem given some proposals for change.
Still, anyone saying education is always slow isn’t paying attention to the debate about standardized tests and accountability. Just a few years ago we heard many people arguing that the education field isn’t against accountability, it’s just against the current batch of standardized tests. With better tests – like the next generation Common Core ones now being developed by the two state consortia – and people will embrace accountability! Yet now, with those tests not even deployed and any consequences at least several years away we’re already hearing calls for moratoriums, opt-outs, and other ways to dilute the impact.
Hard to argue the field is slow to the ball on this one.