In his famous essay You and Your Research (which I recommend to anyone ambitious, no matter what they’re working on), Richard Hamming suggests that you ask yourself three questions:
- What are the most important problems in your field?
- Are you working on one of them?
- Why not?
—and it occurred to me that in the field of education we have lots of problems, but little consensus about what our most important problems might be.
So I put the question to you:
What are the most important problems in the field of education?