K-12 is not about collecting credits — it is bigger than that. A K-12 education is about learning content, but it is also about experiencing citizenship, being part of a community we call “school”. Classes are about more than “just tell me what is on the test.”
This idea resonants with me, particularly at this time of the year when many students are returning to meet with classroom teachers (who they may not have seen for many weeks) to try and negotiate a pass through a course. K-12 education is so much more than doing a one-off test.
You can read the rest of Chris Kennedy’s blog post here.