Quest to Learn may have a winner.
Education is still mired in tradition. Tenure is a good example. Tenure may not be bad due to the possibility of politically motivated retaliation from locally elected school boards. However merit raises, as much as they terrify school boards and teachers unions both, are long overdue. Years and years ago I used the game Monopoly to help convey the meaning of communism, socialism and capitalism. I would have students play as competing teams to see how each system worked. My “game playing” was not well received by my supervisors. Any time something new is introduced into education it has an uphill battle. I can only hope that the Quest To Learn experiment can survive the Luddites and succeed.
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