What do the 1950’s Air Force and some school classrooms have in common?

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In the 1950’s, the Air Force realized performance results for pilots were improved when they stopped designing for “average” but made jet cockpits adjustable. Todd Rose, author of The End of Average, uses the story to wonder how our children’s potential can be unlocked by considering how schools can be re-designed and updated for the future of learning.

“There was not one single pilot that was average…If you designed a cockpit on [the basis of] average, then it actually fit nobody. The parallel to education is pretty straightforward. We are still the only industry left that encourages designing to averages.”

If The End of Average resonates with you, explore the content below to see how this shift has been underway for quite some time in NH public schools and how it is gaining ground across the U.S.