Beyond Knowing Facts


“What you want to have is a sense of imagination, intuition and inspiration, and those don’t miss-predict based on socio-economic status, race, gender or language ability,” said Larry Rosenstock, High Tech High’s other founder. “Those are natural elements and talents that are all within us, but they’re not drawn upon in schools.”

When schools try to draw out these innate human qualities, the social differences between students no longer matter for their achievement. But to achieve that vision of equitable learning, educators must recognize the varied strengths of students, some of which might not be strictly related to academic content.

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