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Not Just Old Wine in New Bottles

“This isn’t new.”

“We’ve been doing this for years.”

“This is just the next step.”

“You’re building on what we’ve already been doing.”

These same things have been said for decades in school reform—centuries if you look closely enough. There is a cyclical process where someone has a bright new idea, turns the lives of practitioners upside down, and eventually fades away. Those who are able to wait out the new sexy thing can just get back to their normal lives in due time.