Education leaders should take a lesson from the medical world. The overprescription of antibiotics has led to a growing resistance to the life-saving drug. Similarly, the constant stream of school reform plans has had this effect on learning.

“We are getting reform-resistant schools,” says Frederick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

You can’t really blame the schools.

The dizzying speed of reform visions just in Michigan is enough to throw most people off balance.