Kumashiro considers commonsense to be something that is so ingrained into culture and society that it is not questioned. There are countless different things that can be considered commonsense, and the term is widely used around the world. There are some things that are never questioned, and while the specifics can vary worldwide with different cultures, the topics in general are typically universal. This widespread notion also applies to education, as Kumashiro demonstrates. During his time in Nepal, he experienced a very standard and traditional form of education, with textbooks, exams, and lectures all being pre-determined. Being inspired by the American education system, Nepalese education in Kumashiro’s experience heavily incorporated commonsense topics, which caused there to be a certain degree of bias. This was also blended with more controversial educational tactics such as separating boys and girls and physically disciplining students. While the commonsense model may be controversial worldwide, it is the most conventional and therefore most convenient, and as a result it is used in Canadian schools along with schools worldwide. While other methods may prove to be more effective on an individual level, the fact remains that few alternative methods exist that are able to effectively teach a standardized curriculum to large groups of students at once.