Source: Hechinger Report

Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity. Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? Could personalized learning spur an even more splintered society? Concerns about the content, or even the variable pace, of personalized learning derive from a middle-class educational ideal that is outdated and misses the point, says Trace Pickering, leader of Education Reimagined and co-founder of Iowa BIG. More important, he said, is for educators to ask, “How can we effectively self-actualize human beings?”