Students don’t like school because of the range of difficulties that must be presented in class which means some students get the information right away and then are stuck repeating work that is boring, while others are struggling to keep up. They also aren’t that into school because of some of the technology that is pushed on them, which often shows little benefit in learning outcomes.

I don’t think that Willingham’s solutions to boring school are that strong, he certainly doesn’t bring much research to back up his ideas. He makes far too many assumptions that his ideas are “obvious” and would help students.

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