The new culture of learning actually comprises two elements. The first is a massive information network that provides almost unlimited access and resources to learn about anything. The second is a bounded and structured environment that allows for unlimited agency to build and experiment with things within those boundaries.
The ultimate endpoint of a mechanistic perspective is efficiency: The goal is to learn as much as you can, as fast as you can.
Here, boundaries serve not only as constraints but also, oftentimes, as catalysts for innovation.
If we change the vocabulary and consider schools as learning environments, however, it makes no sense to talk about them being broken because environments don’t break.