Most people argue that the most important thing it to finish school. However, focusing on the work of George Wood, he shares the view that the quality of an educational experience is very important. Furthermore, he also emphasizes on the significance interactive along with social learning processes.
In other words, the book Time to Learn: How to Create High Schools that Serve all People by George Wood puts emphasis on the mode of learning. In the 1900, high school was inclined towards vocational preparation in contrast to a commitment to a civic mission. The school puts emphasis on memorization as well recitation feeding the students with a steady supply of lecture and drill. The high schools also focused on setting high standards and high test scores as measure of education. To that effect, Wood argues that improving a learning institution does not only involve having to raise the test core, but also entails coming up with a school where authentic learning as well as teaching happens. Wood coordinated an effort by the faculty, parents, and staff to transform a school that was struggling into a symbol of educational that was recognized nationally.
Considering that most high schools’ curriculum and teaching practices are not modeled to the individual needs of the students, the students often do not acquire the required skills and knowledge. Failed high school grades mean that the country’s labor sector would be affected negatively since the students would not have required skills in the job market. Consequently, change is required in order to enhance student and overall school performance by altering the daily student experience to ensure that the students are linked to the social and academic agenda of the school. In that perspective, the book is more than a story of one school.