The factory model of schooling in our country is proficient at one thing– sorting students. Time-based, age-based, and course-based structures are just not compatible with the how students learn and inhibit educators attempts at creating new methods of personalization. It’s not enough to criticize and work around traditional structures; We must replace them. The competency-based education movement seeks to replace the traditional factory model with a structure that is more equitable for all students. That is to say, at the heart of the CBE movement is equity.

The following resources are meant to serve as an entry point for those that want to learn more about competency-based education. Specifically, these resources serve as Building 21’s foundation in this work.