True motivation comes from autonomy. In addition, cognitive research says that learning is a social activity, through a sense of collaboration, agreeing to disagree, shared learning, appreciation for different learning styles… Why are we denying this kind of education for our children of color and lower socioeconomic demographics? At most progressive schools, autonomous project times that are driven by a big question posed by students (inquiry process) is understood and given time. Standardization threatens this kind of work. Please watch and share.

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