I’m not sure where I’ve heard this analogy before but I was reminded of it as I sat on the bus this morning.

Most classrooms are like buses with the teacher driving & students as unwilling passengers, able to see the world through the glass, but not touch it. When we put Internet filters in schools we are placing screens on the windows of the students. When we decrease teacher autonomy, it is like we are fogging up the front windows of the bus, making it hard for the teachers to figure out where they are going. No wonder students are bored and teachers feel like they lack control.