The Problem

Most K-12 classrooms operate under a fundamentally flawed premise: every student, regardless of learning style, foundational skills, and personal preferences, is expected to learn at the same pace as their peers. Faced with courses that move too fast for some and too slow for others, students become disengaged and even the most dedicated teachers become frustrated. We see the pernicious consequences of this traditional classroom model throughout American schools, particularly in our most vulnerable communities: students drop out, educators leave the profession, and graduates lack the skills they need for college and career.

 
 Warren,  Phi Delta Kappan , 71(1), 38, 1989.

Warren, Phi Delta Kappan, 71(1), 38, 1989.

 

We believe the power and promise to reimagine education begins within a single classroom. We want to replace the outdated “one size fits all” instructional model with student-centered classrooms where every student has unlimited access to knowledge, learns at their own unique pace, and truly masters each skill before moving on to the next. Led by educators who are in schools daily, The Modern Classrooms Project seeks to empower forward-thinking teachers to make this vision a reality.

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