Monday, January 24, 2011

For Whom are We Reforming?

This year (as with many past years), the annual Wisconsin Association of School Boards' convention focused on reform, opining to us to take "Bold Steps" toward a better system of education, one that presumably meets the needs of a changing workforce and an even faster evolving world. It occurred to me, however, that there is a third motive in taking these "bold steps:" the kids. Nationally, this has not gone un-noticed, so I thought I would put together a multi-media compilation (a resource guide, if you will) from some of the best thinkers on the topic of understanding kids today.

First, Ian Jukes.

Second, David Warlick.

Last, Don Tapscott.

Does any of this ring true to you? Are there any suggestions that don't make sense? Are there any points that are not emphasized enough?

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