standardized testing better management practices

Better management practices: Two-part essay by Forbes columnist Steve Denning arguing that the "factory model" of management which underlies today's schools is outmoded and hurtful. No argument there. (Seth Godin agrees, too). Where the piece gets a little fuzzy is on implementation. Denning says companies solved a similar dilemma through Agile (or Scrum) development, "...largely by doing the work in self-organizing teams in short cycles, drawing on the talents of the team, and getting direct feedback from users at the end of each cycle." How will that happen in the classroom? It's hard to imagine Agile development without using top-of-the-line technology tools.

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