It's basically impossible to make any sensible change regarding education policy and reform without first asking: What are we trying to achieve with our public education system? So I asked some experts what their thoughts are on the matter.
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August 29, 2013
June 06, 2013
Democracy rests on having respect for the judgment of ordinary people. And in the final chapter of the 10-part video series about the Mission Hill School in Boston, we're reminded that when you have faith in the capacity of ordinary people, they become capable of extraordinary things.
March 31, 2013
As a society we have the know-how to teach every kid well. We have the wealth to create schools in which every student is known, valued, and educated. Know-how and wealth. What's missing, of course, is the will.
March 18, 2013
So, asks the Smart Cities reader, why write about the disaster that is Detroit? Like New Orleans, Detroit families are beginning to benefit from the man-made disruption and corruption. The portfolio emerging from the disaster is worth watching.
September 05, 2012
Michael Fullan is certainly one of the three to four most influential edu-writers of our time. On whole systems design and change, only Paul Hill has earned equal influence. His most recent contribution, Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge, is very short and very optimistic.
July 13, 2012
"Community support" is the best thing going for public education, in the eyes of Patte Barth, director of the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education.