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Low-performing schools: you may have heard this phrase tossed around on the news or in your advocacy work. While the phrase has become popular in education transformation, what does "low-performing" even mean? How many low-performing schools are there in North Carolina? And how do we better identify them and get them the support they need?
The Industrial Era Model of Education
Overall, our current education system fails to meet the needs of students, educators, and our 21st century economy. In fact, the structure of the current education system was designed in the 1800s, reflecting the norms of the Industrial Revolution. Even though our economy and the needs of our students have shifted tremendously since then, the fundamental way we design our classrooms and the way we treat our education professionals has evolved very little.