The whole education system revolves around a hierarchical system of recognition – from teachers to students and certifying bodies to teachers and education boards to schools. What if we instead gave students the choice to certify teachers, for teachers to certify the certifiers, and for schools to certify the education boards, and perhaps the boards to certify government policies?
Can this reverse chaining work? If it can, will it result in a more democratic system of education? Can this increase transparency, choice and accountability at all levels of the system? What happens to “poor performers”?