chapter  5
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Where We Are Now and Where We Need to Go

Sometimes the status quo is the biggest obstacle to change. That concept is especially true when we discuss what we do in schools today. For many years, children have been grouped into silos by what is the “same.” Classrooms become silos made up of children who are the same age and children who live in the same neighborhood, but in reality, children are not all the same. Some children have differing abilities, or come from different places, speak different languages, and have had different experiences. We know that not everyone fits into the same silo.