RealClearEducation fondly recalls Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a “ridiculous and also a dead-on encapsulation of high school angst.”
High schools are “long overdue for more customization,” writes RCE. Technology can help via “badging and competency-based education” — if policymakers and educators accept that “there is nothing sacred about the four-year traditional high school experience.”
We’re supposed to reinvent ourselves, as Jeff Spicoli said:
What Jefferson was saying was, Hey! You know, we left this England place ’cause it was bogus; so if we don’t get some cool rules ourselves – pronto – we’ll just be bogus too! Get it?
What can Fast Times tell us about high school reform? asks Eduwonk.