We Cannot Get the Schools We Need by Changing the Schools We Have

Speech • May 2004 • By Joe Graba

While almost everyone wants schools to be better, almost nobody wants them to be different. We must embrace that America’s schools have a design problem.

And, we overestimate the ability of leadership to change organizations in more than incremental ways. The internal culture heavily constrains change.

A speech by Joe Graba at a national meeting of foundations.