Although I have not met Marion Brady in person he and I have known each other for several years. We first met on the defunct K12Admin listserv.
Marion is a thought-leader in education. He has an education column in the Washington Post. His views on what is required to transform the education paradigm are profound and provocative (for those who embrace the outdated Industrial Age paradigm of education).
Marion asked me to share with you four premises that he believes, if enacted, would transform the education paradigm.
His note appears below.
I hope you will engage Marion in a dialogue about his premises.
I've been trying for decades, with minimal success, to promote a simple idea acceptance of which would have major consequences on the institution. I'm wondering how you'd feel about distributing it and encouraging dialogue.
Stripped to essentials, I argue that:
(1) Good mental organization is the key to maximum intellectual performance.
(2) The core curriculum is a poor mental organizer.
(3) All humans, from birth, use a far better one.
(4) Helping learners lift this organizer into consciousness and make deliberate use of it radically improves academic performance in ALL subjects.
Our natural organizer doesn't REPLACE school subjects, just makes them SUB-organizers.