By Jal Mehta
As we close the blog, I wanted to thank everyone involved. Elizabeth Rich at Education Week was really important in seeing the potential for this kind of venture, the contributors did their part by laying out a wide range of potential visions, and the commenters have greatly enriched the conversation in their contributions. Helen Malone did great work in administering the blog, as well as writing a post. Thanks also to the Hewlett and Spencer Foundations for funding this work.
A couple of programming notes: There will be an online chat in a couple weeks with Bob Schwartz, where you will have a chance to discuss in real time the feasibility of some of the ideas from the series. Education Week is also going to feature some of the best from the commentaries and blogs in an upcoming issue.
One more substantive post to follow.
Jal Mehta is an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.