Electronics Technology for Public School Systems: A Superintendent’s View
Memo • November 1981
George Young, in 1981 superintendent of St. Paul, foresaw technology as a tool not to replace teachers, but to help them do their jobs. Using technology to individualize education can reform a system where students are lumped into grades and instructed as a group regardless of their learning style and abilities.
The Aims of Education (Whitehead, 1929)
Article • January 1929
Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty. Scraps of information have nothing to do with it. We should aim at producing people who possess both culture and expert knowledge in some special direction. Their knowledge will give them ground to start from, and their culture will lead them as deep as philosophy and as high as art.
Key Ideas from Innovation-Based Systemic Reform Paper
Download Full Report Back to Paper Summary Innovation came to the K-12 system 20 years ago, with choice and chartering. Now it’s time to innovate with school; to move beyond the traditional. Traditional ‘school’ is a fixed time and place. It is age-grading and courses and classes — “batch processing”. It is the teacher “delivering […]
Unsustainable Book Endorsements
» Back to book home page “This book’s … major contribution is a set of new and nontraditional policy ideas. They should get broad and serious attention.” – Ted Kolderie, from the foreword “In New York we are running the kind of split screen McDonald describes in this book. It is working for innovation, and […]