|Portrait By Sean Taylor|
Students, parents, and teachers know the desired outcome or skill the lessons and learning are designed to introduce, develop and master. Lessons and learning are never impeded on the vagaries or whims of made curriculum. The goal is never the extrinsic grade for students, but mastery of the skill. The intrinsic desire to learn has been abandon or curtailed by publishers, schools, teachers, parents, and sadly students. The acquisition and distribution of letter grades has regressed and repressed ideas, used as bribes, bait, rewards, punishment, and social currency. This pursuit of the extrinsic has diminished creativity and innovation.