Another thought from Seth Godin that he probably didn’t intend to apply to our education system but in which my warped head saw a link.
One of the problems of using the past to predict the future is that we sometimes fall in love with the inevitable coincidental patterns that can’t help but exist in any set. But that doesn’t mean that they work for predicting the future. Past performance is often no predictor of future results.
We seem to do a lot of that “it’s always worked for us in the past” kind of planning in our overly-large school district.
And it’s pretty much the foundation of everything they do a short distance up the road in Congress.