Why should kids learn?

To move beyond reform to real change, ReSchool questions the fundamental assumptions underlying our current education system. Are our children learning for the same reasons that children did a century ago? Should progress and achievement be measured the same way? Should all young people be evaluated by the same standards?


Families and learners are asked to take an active role from the beginning in defining individual goals - their reasons for learning. As learners build their own agency, they can make choices about their own paths rather than solely being the product of circumstance and the system itself.


Learners will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in four domains critical to work and life in modern adulthood: academic preparation, self-management, social intelligence, and solution seeking. The system will achieve excellence in professional performance, learner outcomes, satisfaction and value through a governance model that is committed to transparency, shared ownership and clear metrics for quality.


ReSchool's Framework for the Future of Learning ensures all learners have access to a multitude of rich developmental experiences that lead to agency, a clear sense of self and a core set of transferable competencies. By empowering individuals to chart their own course, ReSchool allows for diverse goals and definitions of achievement.

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Key Components of The ReSchool System

What should kids learn?

In addition to the fundamentals, we have the ability to offer young people a much broader range of learning to spark their curiosity and introduce them early on to careers matching their passions.

How should kids learn?

The opportunities for valuable learning outside the traditional delivery model are endless. By taking advantage of them, we can create a dynamic, engaging system built around individual learners and their communities.

"Whether inside a big organization or working on their own, most young people will be managing projects after leaving school. We need to do a better job of preparing kids for a project-based world."

Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart