Using business as a model for learning is disastrous.
Government, business, and even education leaders often make the gross mistake of comparing schooling to business and using a business metaphor for learning.
Schools are referred to as workplaces, students as customers, and performance is measured in terms of accountability. Equating young people’s learning processes with what adults do to make money is a false equation. Using a business model for learning is a practice which has been described by the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead: “You know, that makes a lot of sense if you don’t think about it.”
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