Our lockstep education system based upon the Carneige unit is outdated and serves neither the gifted student nor the one who struggles. The gifted students often sits and waits for the rest of the class to learn content or are given extra work to keep them busy. The struggling student often gets left with gaps in their learning as the curriculum marches to the pace of the calendar.
it is time to consider that our Industrial Based education system needs to undergo radical changes. Our society is becoming economically polarized with a shrinking middle class. Consideration of a competency based system and the accompanying grading system that will accompany it is a good place to start!