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Must Read Monday: A World At-Risk

Emulating the style of a famous report published 30 years ago called A Nation at Risk, Yong Zhao urges us to stop tweaking education and overhaul it. “History is not kind to idlers” (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983, p.1). It is even crueler to reckless reformers who keep fiddling with the past to… Continue reading Must Read Monday: A World At-Risk

Influential Thinkers

#2 Peter Senge: The Necessary Revolution

Today is day #2 of our series on thought leaders in education. We began yesterday with Thomas Kuhn and his theory on how science moves from one paradigm to another. In a nutshell, he says, "When the transition is complete, the profession will have changed its view of the field, its methods, and its goals."… Continue reading #2 Peter Senge: The Necessary Revolution

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Think About: Competition or Collaboration

Should we be worrying about preparing students to compete with other nations or thinking about we can ready students to collaborate internationally to solve some of the world's most complex problems? Here's an excerpt from a speech Secretary Duncan gave a few years ago addressing that question: In a nutshell, my message is that policymakers… Continue reading Think About: Competition or Collaboration