Red Teaming For Schools

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The definition of “red teaming” varies depending on the organization doing it, but basically it consists of forming a group to find holes in the strategy or plan that’s under discussion. The idea comes from military strategies that involve thinking like the enemy and trying to work out a way to defeat one’s own army. Some companies have adopted red teaming strategies in an attempt to gain a competive advantage. Over recent years, the idea has spread to business where a group will take on the persona of a competitor and investigate ways in which the orgnanization is likely to lose customers.

So how does this apply to schools? After all, it’s not a case of schools competing against each other. Or at least, that isn’t their main driving force. Ideas from business often translate poorly to an educational environment where the language of profit and customers can alienate many…

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