Insidious narratives

Insidious narratives

The eternally contested purpose of education is something that most of us know well. Should education prepare the next wave of income earners into the labor market with a basic set of skills or is education meant to prepare all children for higher-level classical pursuits? Depth or breadth? Since the formation of the Federal Department of …

What Does It Take to Revolutionize Education in the United States? – Aspen Ideas Festival and the Grandfather of 21st century skills

What Does It Take to Revolutionize Education in the United States? – Aspen Ideas Festival and the Grandfather of 21st century skills

Upon listening to this I could not help but recall Diane Ravitch’s research into various education fads. She outlines all the failed reform in Left Back : Life and Death of the American School System. Here Eli is asked what he would do if he were Edu. Secretary, I was asked a similar question on …