Should the goal be for kids to do well in school, or to do well in life? What if they are doing well in school, but have no life? What if they are doing well in life, but don’t do well with school work?
What would it be like if there was no such thing as “success” or “failure” in school? What if school was purely to give kids knowledge and understanding, at whatever level they would like, and the students got to decide what that takeaway would be?
What if grades K-8 were ungraded, and assessments were done by the student themselves and the adults who worked with them, but the student was the ultimate decider of which topics to focus on?