Changing Thinking

I do understand that student-centered education is radical at this point in our educational history:

Rethinking Schools has been pressing for radical reform of public education and for student-centered, social justice education since we began 25 years ago.

But with debate about education policy now sharply politicized and polarized, there are added reasons to look beyond the rhetoric. Examining closely what the corporate education reform movement proposes and what it actually delivers can help expose where it is vulnerable to the most hopeful development of the last two years—the steady growth of a deep, broad, and at times quite militant pushback against the corporate reform agenda.

The radicalness of idea doesn’t lie in the student-centeredness of the instruction, but in the countering of the systematic approach to education.

Is it possible to change this thinking?