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The Future of Schooling: Hybrid Institutions

While doing a search on NCLB, I came across an interesting article on mcall.com. In “The Future of Schooling: Hybrid Institutions,” Chester E. Finn Jr. argues that because of the No Child Left Behind Act, and the “premium” it puts on “reading, math, and science, the American curriculum is beginning to experience a gradual “separation of teaching and learning” from traditional school buildings, and being reshaped into “hybrid institutions.” In this type of setting, Finn says, students “may or may not be in school,” since most of the students’ instructional materials will be provided from “an array of educational providers” that will “enter seriously into the operation of schools and the creation and delivery of education services, both full-time and part-time, in school and out.”

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S. L. Cunningham